Dated: July 06, 2009.
The Rohan cavalry was taken into imperial service in 1795 alongside the infantry, the original six squadrons increasing to 12 by 1796. Uniforms consisted of white shakos with rosettes and yellow-black plumes, yellow cords, poplar green dolmans with yellow-black braid, crimson facings, white lambskin trim and yellow buttons, sclaert Hussar breeches, white leatherwork, red sobretache with 'FI' cypher and yellow-black braid. (Taken from "Austrian Auxiliary Troops 1792-1816" by Dave Hollins and William Younghusband, Osprey Men-at-Arms 299)
The squadron is 137 men strong. All the men are conversions from HäT 8013 Napoleonic French Horse Grenadiers. The shakos were painted black (instead white) and the officers are carrying red tipped plumes. The squadron is commanded by the Prince of Rohan, Jallachich De Buzin. The unit was actually part of the Prince Charles bodyguard during the battle of Wagram, and must not be mistaken with the "Hussars of Rohan", an emigré unit at British pay.
Armand d'Arc from Argentina
Sent in by Rafa Pardo, Spain
Many thanks to Mr. Armand D'arc and Mr. Rafa Pardo.
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