After a steady stream of units for the 18mm 1799 project, attention is diverted to return to the 15mm 1859 project. Today's focus is four squadrons of Austrian hussars from Regiment #12. Figures are Mirliton from Italy.
Mirliton makes my favorite cavalry sculpts for this period and size. While Old Glory and Lancashire make very good cavalry, to my eye, Mirliton exceeds both. Unfortunately, only figures for Austrian and Sardinian contingents are present in Mirliton's 1859 range.
These dozen troopers muster out as squadrons 5 through 8 of Haller Hussar Regiment #12. Squadrons 1 through 4 mustered out for duty long ago and only now do the remaining four squadrons get called up for service. With light blue uniform topped by a white shako, Haller Hussars are a handsome unit.