Some cavalry units used their modern tactics but others stuck to their traditional methods, such as the Duke of Marlborough's cavalry, they were ordered to charge headlong with swords drawn to maximise the shock of impact.
Within this boxed set you will find all the parts necessary to recreate many of the cavalry squadrons that fought for Louis XIV. Each box is designed to allow you to create a 12-strong squadron, consisting of nine cavalrymen, one standard bearer, one bugler and one officer.
The variety of heads and bodies allow you to re-create numerous cavalry types, as well as allowing you to personalise your army and make each unit unique.
Included are standard cavalry bodies, which may be combined with tricorne heads to produce line cavalry. Also, bodies with cuirass are provided for heavier cavalry who may also have tricornes or the heavy "Lobster Pot" design. For those of you who wish to use these miniatures to represent Dragoons, spare muskets have also been provided to model this often under rated troop type.
Grenadier heads have been included for you to model the elite Horse Grenadier squadrons that some nations employed and the early French Grenadier à Cheval.
Sword arms and pistol arms are included to allow you to choose which tactics your cavalry will employ. Will it be pistols at the trot, or swords in a headlong charge?
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted