Field dragoon regiment

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  • €70.00
Dragoons, just like soldat infantry and reiters, were a “new pattern” formation and were first
employed during the 1632-1634 Smolensk war. In 1632, the dragoon regiment formed for the
war against Poland included 1600 men, who served in 12 rotas, each of 120 dragoons. The
regiment’s officer cadre and crews for the twelve attached regimental guns account for the 160
additional men in the regiment. On the battlefield, dragoons fought in a way similar to soldat
infantry; that is with pikemen in the middle and musketeers on the flanks. Due to the non-noble
nature of the formation, dragoons also were used for various engineering tasks and in the
constructing of fortifications. When possible, dragoons also tried to make use of various obstacles
or fortifications on the battlefield. When fighting dismounted, some of the men were sent
to the rear to act as horse-holders and could not engage in combat.
Set contains:
Colonel’s base
1 mounted colonel
1 mounted musician
1 mounted dragoon with spear
3 horses
4 dragoon companies
12 dragoons with spears on foot
12 mounted dragoons
with spears
12 dragoons
with halfmuskets on foot
12 mounted dragoons
with halfmuskets
36 light horses
12 2x4 cm bases
13 3x4 cm bases
25 metal spears
set of Muscovite dragoons