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Title: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: J.S. on 24 January 2013, 11:31:52 AM
So, here's another one for the first world war. How about dismounted troopers? For many scenarios those would be fairly important.
Here are some pics to qicken the appetite  8)

Austrian hussars storming a russian position:
(http://www.bilder-upload.eu/upload/81fbe4-1359026604.jpg)

Battle of Haelen 1914; dismounted belgian troopers fend off several fierce attacks by german Uhlans:
(http://www.greatwardifferent.com/Great_War/Haelen_Battlefield/Haelen_Battlefield_07.jpg)


and now for the best part: it would be fairly easy for pendraken to do these poses since you already got those:
(http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ProductImages/ACW29.JPG)
Some headswaps, boots and minor details on the uniform..and there you go, a new ww1 cavalry troopers is born  :D
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 January 2013, 11:36:42 AM
Are you Austrian? I note that you give them a capital letter, whereas three other European nations don't qualify.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Leon on 24 January 2013, 11:43:02 AM
Quote from: FierceKitty on 24 January 2013, 11:36:42 AM
Are you Austrian? I note that you give them a capital letter, whereas three other European nations don't qualify.

If you ever stop teaching, there's probably a job for you in Dictionary corner on Countdown...!   :D
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: J.S. on 24 January 2013, 11:47:29 AM
 ;D

No, I'm german and I only wrote austrian with a capital A here, because it stood at the beginning of the sentence.  ;)
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 January 2013, 11:48:08 AM
It's fascinating, however. Like the way that the later Ming Chinese responded to the usual threat on their northern frontiers by orering that the word for "barbarian" should always be written as small as possible in official documents to show contempt.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 January 2013, 11:49:01 AM
Even though German uses capitals so lavishly?
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: realthing on 24 January 2013, 11:56:11 AM
Capitals aside, some more dismounted cavalry is a good idea. There are the Brits (BP41) but some more would be useful. Horse-holding types could be included as well.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: J.S. on 24 January 2013, 11:57:35 AM
Quote from: FierceKitty on 24 January 2013, 11:49:01 AM
Even though German uses capitals so lavishly?

Indeed it does, but it's not always correct. I handed in a paper once, in which I (unintentionally) wrote 'bavarian' (adjective) with a capital B each time..the professor (not a native bavarian) wasn't too pleased.  [-(

QuoteHorse-holding types could be included as well.

I think that the union horse-holders would also be a good sarting point here.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Leman on 11 April 2013, 08:26:19 PM
Who would have thought that a request for dismounted cavalry would lead to a discussion of the capitals of Europe! Dismounted Russian cavalry are easy - use an infantryman. However dismounted Austrian hussars and dragoons would definitely look quite arresting on the tabletop.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 April 2013, 09:26:32 PM
If you use dismounted cavalry you would also probably need horse-holders.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Pavlovs_Dog on 21 June 2013, 10:49:37 PM
Hi guys,
May I add my voice to calls for dismounted cavalry . I'd like to add some dismounted French dragons to add to my early WWI .French army

cheers Jerry
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Leon on 25 July 2013, 03:35:25 AM
Votes added!

8)
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Nouseforausername on 15 October 2013, 08:41:08 PM
Seconding (or thirding or tenthing) this!

Some rulesets need to have both mounted and dismounted cavalry, the option of both is very wecome! 
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Techno on 15 October 2013, 09:54:50 PM
As that was your first post Nouseforausername.....(From now on you're 'N'  ;))
A warm welcome to the forum ! :-h
Cheers - Phil.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Hertsblue on 15 October 2013, 10:08:44 PM
Welcome to the madhouse, N.  :)
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Lord Speedy of Leighton on 15 October 2013, 11:16:41 PM
Hello N
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Nouseforausername on 10 December 2019, 07:51:55 PM
Thanks guys! It only took a few years for me to get back to you! ;D As I see now in the store we do have some great dismounted cavalry!! :) Will there be some dismounted Cossacks for WW1 on the way ?
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Leon on 10 December 2019, 10:38:25 PM
Quote from: Nouseforausername on 10 December 2019, 07:51:55 PM
Thanks guys! It only took a few years for me to get back to you! ;D As I see now in the store we do have some great dismounted cavalry!! :) Will there be some dismounted Cossacks for WW1 on the way ?

Not planned as yet but we'll add them to the list!
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Techno on 11 December 2019, 07:23:39 AM
Well.....That's not going to be very confusing.....Using the same Avatar as Andy. (Leman)  :-\

Cheers - Phil  ;)
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Nouseforausername on 11 December 2019, 08:30:56 AM
Hoo boy, wouldn't want to cause confusion. I liked the avatar, but I can always change it. :)
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Techno on 11 December 2019, 12:52:25 PM
Nah....I wouldn't bother.  :)

Cheers - Phil
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Shedman on 11 December 2019, 02:34:01 PM
Quote from: Nouseforausername on 10 December 2019, 07:51:55 PM
Will there be some dismounted Cossacks for WW1 on the way ?

I use RP6 Infantry, greatcoat, fur hat, firing - for my Russo-Japanese War dismounted Cossacks

Alan
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 11 December 2019, 04:19:33 PM
Quote from: Techno on 11 December 2019, 12:52:25 PM
Nah....I wouldn't bother.  :)


But Phil you always do !  ;)
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Techno on 11 December 2019, 05:49:48 PM
I'm always far more worried than bothered.

If I don't have something to worry about, I always think "What have I forgotten to worry about ?"  X_X

(Oh....You mean I bother everyone.) :-\

Cheers - Phil   :D
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 12 December 2019, 08:46:36 AM
You may think that - I could not possibly comment ! ;)
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Techno on 12 December 2019, 10:39:35 AM
 :P :P :P :P :P ;)

Cheers - Phil  :)
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Nouseforausername on 03 March 2020, 10:49:51 PM
Quote from: Shedman on 11 December 2019, 02:34:01 PM
I use RP6 Infantry, greatcoat, fur hat, firing - for my Russo-Japanese War dismounted Cossacks

Alan

Thanks for the pointer. That might work nicely for me.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Leman on 26 October 2020, 08:04:30 AM
Seems to me this needs to be pushed as FK derailed an important request immediately it was posted. My preferred area of ops for WWI is Europe 1914 where many scenarios would require dismounted cavalry. Dismounted horseholders look good, but a mounted base left on table would suffice. Great to see that Britain,Germany and France have been tackled, Russian infantry without backpacks make an excellent proxy, but Austria and Belgium definitely need something. For Belgium a dismounted figure wearing an Isabelina cap would look great, and could be painted up as any type of Belgian cavalry. Dismounted German Uhlans would make a good temporary fix for both Austrian and Belgian cavalry, although the Belgian uhlans discarded their schapkas in August 1914 as it made them look too much like Germans.
Title: Re: Dismounted cavalry 1914
Post by: Ace of Spades on 26 October 2020, 10:14:19 AM
You're certainly right!
The US dismounted cavalry from the ACW range in shell jackets would be a good start for many nationalities though the longer style tunics would be needed as well. Boots would be a requirement as well as different headgear. That would still amount to quite a few new figures especially when you include dismounted horseholders (although I use mounted figures for horseholders). oh... and let's not forget dismounted command while we're at it.
Still; a very good suggestion!

Cheers,
Rob