A guide explaining what kit a Light Dragoon should take on campaign. Don't be slowed down by too much stuff. Be sure to read this well before the event...
If you want to know all about cavalry re-enactment then this guide can help you. Cavalry re-enactment is about portraying the past as historically accurately as possible and having as much fun as possible. Who pays for the horses? can I ride my own horse at battles? How do we train the horses? These are just some of the questions we are asked, read on to find out more.
This is a short guide explaining what the battle prom is all about. If you love the pomp of "Proms in the park" then this could be the event for you!
Want to kow the best place to get a sabre from? Where to get your uniform from and where to find everything a Napoleonic Hussar might need. Also includes supplier contacts and summery of their kit.
What standards of horsemanship are required for you to become a 15th Hussar. What kind of things we'll need from you. What you can expect from us etc...
The 15th Hussars use the Le Marchant 1796 Light Cavalry training manual so that even our weapon skill is as accurate as possible. What cut? in which direction...? this is essential training for the new recruit!
Basic maneuvers of a mounted troop of light cavalry and the historical commands given to execute them on a battlefield, parade and the training ground.
Basic formations for a mounted troop of light cavalry. Never forget them!
Standby your mount, stand to... find out what the commands mean.
What uniform the 15th Hussars wore On what occassions... Review Order, Light Marching Order, Levée & Drawing Room Order. The earliest that we have yet discovered - the 15th Hussars complete orders of dress written by Lt.Col. Thackwell.
Although difficult to read because of their age, these books are FREE for download, cover many of the most interesting aspect of light cavalry life and are a valuable insight into the Napoleonic era...
Given the beauty of modern dressage, it no doubt comes as a shock to many people to learn that dressage was initially developed for the cavalry. The same dressage skills that lend a horse grace in a competitive arena at the same time enable the horse to twist out of the way of an approaching sabre.
Want to find out more about the Napoleonic period? This section gives you an ever expanding list of books that come highly reccomend by the members of the 15th Hussars, who really are expert on the period!