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    OB
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    I want to add another cavalry unit to my Peninsular War French.  I quite fancy some Wurttemburg Chevaulegers but I cannot recall if they actually served there.  If anyone can advise me it will be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

    OB
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    General Slade
    General Slade
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    Wurttemberg, along with Saxony and Bavaria, was exempted from the Imperial demand to send contingents to Spain because Napoleon was worried by the fact that the Austrians were rearming, so I’m afraid the chevaulegers didn’t get sent there.

    A possible alternative could be the Westphalian 1st Chevaulegers, who wore a similar uniform to the Wurttemberg chasseur a cheval. (The regiment is sometimes depicted carrying lances but in Spain I think it is likely that they were just armed with sabres).

    I found the illustration on JJ’s Wargames blog, where there are more details about the regiment: http://jjwargames.blogspot.com/2015/05/westphalian-light-horse-regiment.html

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    OB
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    Thanks very much for the info and the suggestion it’s much appreciated.

    I do read JJ’s excellent blog and as a consequence I’ve bought a copy of Over the Hills Napoleonic rules.  I’m impressed by them and they have rekindled my interest in the period after a few false starts over the years.

    OB
    http://withob.blogspot.co.uk/

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