Links to all the Napoleonic cavalry regiments painted in the project to date:

The original intention of the Nappy Cavalry Project was to paint at least 10 figures for a variety of Napoleonic cavalry regiments during 2015; since then it has continued to grow! The emphasis has been on exploring a variety of manufacturers, nations, types and colours. Clicking on the headings below will take you to a post featuring images of the painted figures together with associated regimental biographies.


#1 Regiment: 1st Hussars [France]

The 1st regiment of hussars, figures by Italeri.


#2 Regiment:  4th Chasseurs a Cheval [France]

The 4th regiment of chasseurs a cheval, figures from the “French Light Cavalry” set by Italeri.


#3 Regiment:  13th Light Dragoons [Great Britain]

The 13th Light Dragoon regiment. Once more, figures from Italeri.


#4 Regiment:  1st Leib (Death’s Head) Hussars [Prussia]

The Death’s Head Hussars or 1st Leib Hussar Regiment of Prussia. Figures by Waterloo 1815.


#5 Regiment:  2nd Dutch ‘Red’ Lancers [France]

The 2nd (Dutch) Red Lancers of the Imperial Guard. Figures from the Zvezda set “Polish Lifeguard Uhlans”.


#6 Regiment:  5th Brandenburg Dragoons [Prussia]

The 5th Brandenburg Dragoons Regiment, Waterloo era. This set was produced with an extra mounted Jager figure. Figures from Italeri’s Prussian Light Cavalry Set using horses from Italeri’s Prussian Cuirassiers set.


#7 Regiment:  17th Regiment of Dragoons [France]

French 17th Dragoons, painted using Italeri figures.


#8 Regiment:  1st Royal Dragoons [Great Britain]

The British 1st Royal Dragoons painted using Waterloo 1815’s British Heavy Dragoons 1812-15.


#9 Regiment:  4th Hussars (1st Silesian) [Prussia]

The Prussian 4th (1st Silesian) Hussars, painted using Waterloo 1815 Prussian Hussars set.


 #10 Regiment:  Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) [Great Britain]

The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) were painted using Revell’s British Life Guards set, the uniforms being virtually the same and differing only in colour.


 #11 Regiment:  Lifeguard Cossacks [Russia]

The Lifeguard Cossack Regiment was painted using Zvezda’s figures.


 #12 Regiment:  1st Carabiniers [France]

Painted using Italeri’s “French Heavy Cavalry” set.


 #13 Regiment:  10th Cuirassiers [France]

This regiment was painted using Zvezda’s French Cuirassiers set.


#14:  Napoleon and his escort, the Chasseurs a Cheval of the Imperial Guard [France]

To mark the 1st anniversary of the NCP, I used Italeri’s French General Staff set to produce Napoleon himself with his personal escort, the Chasseurs a Cheval of the Imperial Guard.


#15 Regiment:  2nd North British Dragoons (Scots Greys) [Great Britain]

This regiment was painted at the inception of the project in 2015 and are belatedly included here. The figures are by Esci, originally part of my childhood collection.


 #16 Regiment:  4th Dutch Light Dragoons [Netherlands]

This was one of two regiments available in HaT’s Dutch-Belgian Light Dragoons set.


 #17 Regiment:  5th Belgian Light Dragoons [Netherlands]

The other of the two regiments available in HaT’s Dutch-Belgian Light Dragoons set.


 #18 Regiment:  1st Life Guards [Great Britain]

The second regiment produced from Revell’s Life Guards set of figures.


#19 Regiment: Grenadiers a Cheval [France]

Figures painted from HaT’s now rare Horse Grenadiers set.


 #20 Regiment: 1st Regiment of Lancers [France]

This regiment was created using Waterloo 1815’s French Line Lancers set. Figures had separate arms and lances.


#21 Regiment: Astrakhan Cuirassiers [Russia]

The Astrakhan Cuirassier Regiment was painted using Russian manufacturer Zvezda’s “Russian Cuirassiers 1812-1814” set of figures. 


#22 Regiment: Soum Hussars [Russia]

The Soum Hussars used Zvezda’s Napoleonic “Russian Hussars 1812-1814” which includes separate pelisses and some lances (a feature of Russian Hussar regiments).


#23 Regiment: Lifeguard Dragoons [Russia]

This regiment was created using two Zvezda kits; Russian Dragoons 1812-1814 and Russian Dragoons Command 1812-1814. Most of the figures required some assembly.


#24 Regiment: Von Beeren Cuirassiers (Nr. 2) [Prussia]

The regiment features Italeri Prussian Cuirassiers, all figures chosen so that their bicorne hats broadly face the same way. The officer featured the use of a spare figure’s head.


#25 Regiment: Mamelukes of the Imperial Guard [France]

Figures painted were the “Mamelukes” set by Italeri.


#26 Regiment: Leib-Kurassiere Garde [Saxony]

This regiment was created using the Zvezda set “Saxon Cuirassiers 1810-1814”.


#27 Regiment: Mörner Hussars [Sweden]

The regiment was one of five included in HaT’s Napoleonic Swedish Cavalry set. Two sets were used to bring the regiment up to 18 figures.


#28 Regiment: The King’s Horse Guard [Sweden]

The regiment was one of five included in HaT’s Napoleonic Swedish Cavalry set. Being only 3 figures in each box, two were used to bring the regiment up to 6 figures in total.


#29 Regiment: Scanian Carabineers [Sweden]

The regiment was one of five included in HaT’s Napoleonic Swedish Cavalry set. Two boxes were used to bring the regiment up to a total of 12 figures.


#30 Regiment: The Life Regiment Cuirassier Corps [Sweden]

The regiment was one of five included in HaT’s Napoleonic Swedish Cavalry set. Two boxes were used to bring the regiment up to a total of 6 figures.


#31 Regiment: The Småland Light Dragoons [Sweden]

The regiment was one of five included in HaT’s Napoleonic Swedish Cavalry set. Two boxes were used to bring the regiment up to a total of 12 figures.


#32 Regiment: Uhlan Regiment No. 1 (Merveldt) [Austria]

Set used was “Austrian Uhlans (1805-1815 years)” by Ukrainian Manufacturer, Mars. Lances were from the old Esci set “French Cuirassiers”.


#33 Regiment: Chasseurs a Cheval of the Guard

Figures from the “Mounted Guard Chasseurs” set by Revell.


#34 Regiment: TBA

Watch this space for details on the next regiment in the project.

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