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Posted by: SimonMc Idea for a Combat title
Posted on: 06/09/2022 16:44:32

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Posted by: SimonMc
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Joined Date: Tuesday, 28 January 2014

French Dragoon vs Austrian Cuirassier 1795-1815


Idea for a COMBAT Title

 


Number of years ago I read the Bonaparte series by Richard Howard and took keen interest in Bonapartes Italian Campaigns 1796-1800

 


The novels mentioned Lausard's dragoons training and in combat again Austrian Cuirassiers' (Interesting note that when training, the trainers mentioned that the Cuirassiers' only had breastplates and no backplates, so the trainee dragoons were taught to hack/slash their opponents from behind)

Posted on: 06/09/2022 16:44:32
Posted by: Paintybeard
Total Posts: 420
Joined Date: Monday, 4 February 2013

More Napoleonic COMBAT titles would be very welcome, especially on cavalry troops. 

Posted on: 07/09/2022 13:03:34
Posted by: AdamC
Total Posts: 297
Joined Date: Thursday, 22 January 2009

I completely agree with Painty! This suggested title fills two gaps in the series - more Napoleonic titles and more cavalry titles! The only thing I would say SimonMc is do you know three actions where Austrian cuirassiers and French Dragoons actually met face to face (rather than just being present on the same battlefield - the DUEL series, as much as I love it, does slip into this trap at times)? I feel that there must be some but can't name any off hand. 


Looking to other Napoleonic cavalry CBT titles you could certainly get a French Vs regular Russian or French Vs Prussian cavalry clash (1805-1814). To be honest you could probably get a couple of each looking at Light and Heavy cavalry. Eylau in 1807 stands out as a good cavalry clash. You could also easily get British Vs French light cavalry or Dragoons clash out of the Peninsula (1808-14). If you wanted something a bit "different" I'm sure you could do a French Vs Cossack (1812-14) one too. 

Posted on: 08/09/2022 08:57:25
Posted by: PAUL W
Total Posts: 434
Joined Date: Sunday, 4 January 2015

Some great suggestions here. I would wholeheartedly support them.

Posted on: 12/09/2022 11:05:49

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