16 Prussian Lancers race to the quartermaster for issuance of Uniforms. These appear to me to be home-casts of Hinton Hunt "PN/39 Landwehr Lancer Trooper (mounted) charging."
I am thinking of painting them as Silesian Landwehr, with dark blue coats, yellow collar and cuffs and white buttons.
16 Prussian Hussars charge after the lancers, also anxious for issuance of Uniforms. These appear to me to be home-casts of Hinton Hunt "PN/85 Prussian Hussar (mounted) charging." All of these cavalry figures are cast from a nice metal, which has a little bend to it, but holds its position nicely (lead?). The weight of the figures is quite pleasant to the hand.
Prussian Hussars carried a curved sabre (Photo: Prussian light cavalry sabre from Military Heritage, see: Napoleon, His Army and Enemies).
I am inclined to paint them as the First Lieb Hussar regiment:
Since I have two (plus) squadrons of each (hussars and lancers), I am also open to painting the four squadrons in different uniforms. Let me know your opinion on that (whether you think that I should paint the two squadrons differently, and if so, what other two lancer and hussar regiment's uniforms would you suggest)?
Finally, I may try my hand at converting one of the hussars into an officer. That would seem to be an easy first step into "conversion." Suggestions?