The Poles have been excellent horsemen for generations and in their innumerable clashes with Russia had learned to fight the lance-armed Cossacks, equipping themselves with a 9-foot wooden lance with a wicked spear point and coloured guidon beneath the blade.
Black Powder: Napoleonic - Polish Line Light Horse Lancers set includes:
- 12 plastic easy-build Polish Line Light Horse Lancers
- Additional Polish metal heads
- 1 additional metal officer and metal horse
- 1 optional metal arm for a bugler
Lancers were technically light cavalry but considered themselves the equal of better-mounted troops by dint of the dispiriting lance which would outreach enemy Sabres and enable them to dispatch infantry who ran or feigned death.
These fine models in their fabulous uniforms could be fielded in a single brigade or of course placed in regular light horse brigades for added colour.