Blue Moon Mexican Cazadores.

This installment will have a look at Blue Moon Manufacturing set 15TRT-205 Mexican Cazadores. Each Mexican infantry battalion had eight companies; six of fusileros and one each of grenaderos and cazadores. The two flank companies were considered elite and were made up of the best soldiers in the battalion. The cazadores were the light company trained in skirmishing and often equipped with British Baker rifles, the best firearm that the Mexican army possessed in 1836, but only available in very limited numbers. According to regulations, the cazadores had certain uniform distinctions to set them apart from the other soldiers in their parent unit. These distinctions included dark green cords and pompom on their shakos, green facings on their coats, and black belts. In practice, the light company uniforms could vary considerably. Blue Moon’s cazadores set has fifteen figures in five poses. I opted to paint my first company in a more regulation style as members of a permanente battalion.ImageImage Image

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