Now I finished my second and last unit of hussars and my seventh unit of caralry légère (the hussars were ranked as cavalerie légère along with the cuirassiers du Roi for example).
These are the Pollereski hussars. I followed a picture in the Osprey volume: 308 MAA "Louis XV's Army (4) Light Troops and Specialists". I'm not sure if the picture is right because I don't know any contemporary drawings of this unit or descriptions. But René Chartrand dated them: "Polleresky hussar, c. 1744-46".
I think that the uniform is really interesting and very different from the uniform of the Bercheny-Regiment. Trousers and Dolman are Brown and the pelisse is of a dark green.
I thought that it is a good idea to paint the fur on some pelisses in grey and on some in white. The flag bearer is from Hagen-miniatures and of a more static and not so elegant style like the hussars from Revell (Prussian Hussars for the SYW).
Especially because to paint hussars is one of the most difficult jobs (except to paint guns and limbers with horseteams) for me. It was really nice to not change the headgear as I did so often before. I just had to ignore the deadheads originally on the figures and paint as I thought that these colours came Close to the Picture in the Osprey-book.
Now there is just one unit of cavalerie légère left, I will paint. That will be Bourbon-cavalerie. I've chosen that unit because it's white and white uniforms are more typical for the French cavalry during the WAS and I own only one white regiment (Clermont-Tonerre cavalerie). Further it's nice to paint Bourbon-cavalerie because I know a picture of the trooper of this unit by Gudenus.
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...