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IMP-10 Piccomolomi/Caprara Cuirassier regiment

IMP-10 Piccomolomi/Caprara Cuirassier regiment

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Piccolomini (Caprara) Imperial Cuirassier Regiment

Created in 1629 as an arquebuser unit, the regiment of Octavio Piccolomini was to go down in history as the most renowned cavalry unit in the Imperial Army. It took part in all the significant battles since 1629.

In 1633 the unit was reformed into a cuirassier regiment. The regiment won renown in many battles and it was one of its cuirassiers that is believed to have mortally wounded the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf.

In 1656 after Piccolomini’s death (he died after falling off his horse), Ludwig Hieronymus, the Count Caprara, became the inhaber-colonel (owner) of the regiment. The count spared no expense at his own cost for his regiment to be the best unit in the army – both in terms of equipment and beautiful banners. The regiment took part in the Polish and Danish campaigns and was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Johann Enrenreich Sonau.

Set contains:

Lieutenant Colonel’s base
Miniature of Johann Enrenreich Sonau
1 mounted musician
1 mounted standard bearer
3 horses

Major’s base
1 mounted officer
1 mounted musician
1 mounted standard bearer
3 horses

3 companies of armored cuirassier
18 armored cuirassiers
18 horses

3 companies of armored cuirassier with arquebuses
18 armored cuirassiers with arquebuses
18 horses

Others set of Piccolomini (Caprara) Imperial Cuirassier Regiment’s banners
2 metal pikes
14 4x3cm bases

15mm, metal/plastic

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