French Dragoons of the Napoleonic Wars, 1792–1815

Dismounted French Dragoons of the Napoleonic Wars, 1809, 15 mm Miniatures Minifigs 32NF.

Officers and men of the 16th French (dismounted) Dragoon Regiment marching across Central Europe. Napoleon intended to capture enough horses during the campaign in order to fully mount his cavalry regiments. These 15 mm dragoons by Minifigs have been painted with artists‘ acrylics. They are mounted on infantry company bases compatible with the Empire III game system.

French cavalry regiments of the Napoleonic Wars had four squadrons of 160 officers and men each, organised in two companies for administrative purposes. Dragoon regiments followed the same organisation, with the exception of the 1805 dragoon regiments, which had a higher complement of troops. In addition to its field companies, the cavalry regiment had a depot squadron responsible for recruiting, training and replacement. The 1st company of the 1st squadron was an elite formation, similar to the grenadier company of an infantry regiment. These «dragons d’élite» wore bearskin grenadier caps with red plumes to indicate their elite status.


  • French Dragoons, 1:32 A Call to Arms 20
  • French Dragoons 1812–1815, 28 mm Perry Plastics FN120
  • French Dragoons, 1:72 Italeri 6015; Zvezda 8024; Revell 02587
  • French Dragoons, 1:72 HaT Industrie 8009
  • Officer, Porte-Aigle, Trumpeter of Dragoons, 1:72 Art Miniaturen JS 72/0175
  • French Dragoons in reserve (4 figures, without horses), 1:72 Art Miniaturen JS 72/0174
  • French Dragoons, 20 mm Hinton Hunt BB15
  • French Dragoon Elites, 20 mm Hinton Hunt BB17
  • French Dragoons, 20 mm Kennington BP73
  • French Dragoons, 20 mm RSM95 NF-CD
  • French Dragoons, 15 mm Battle Honours BFR20
  • French Dragoons, 15 mm Heritage Miniatures
  • French Dragoons (command), 15 mm Minifigs 56NFC
  • French Dragoons, 15 mm Minifigs 6NFC
  • French Dragoons, grande uniforme, in reserve, 15 mm Old Glory FMD02
  • French Dragoons, service dress, charging, 15 mm Old Glory FMD03
  • French Dragoons, campaign dress, charging, 15 mm Old Glory FMD04
  • French dismounted Dragoons 1809, 1:32 Prince August 80-16
  • French Foot Dragoons, 1:72 Waterloo1815 041
  • French dismounted Dragoons, 1:72 Strelets 009
  • French dismounted Dragoons, 20 mm Hinton Hunt BB29
  • French dismounted Dragoons, advancing, 15 mm Minifigs 32NF
  • French dismounted Dragoons, standing firing, 15 mm Minifigs 33NF
  • French dismounted Dragoons, kneeling firing, 15 mm Minifigs 34NF


  • Regimental Staff
  • 1st Squadron
    • 1st Company (compagnie d’élite)
    • 2nd Company
  • 2nd Squadron
    • 3rd Company
    • 4th Company
  • 3rd Squadron
    • 5th Company
    • 6th Company
  • 4th Squadron
    • 7th Company
    • 8th Company
  • Depot Squadron


French dragoons wore a green uniform with red, carmine, rose, yellow, or orange facings.

Régiment Campaigns Lapels & Turnbacks Collar Cuffs Cuff Flap
1re 1805–1807 Scarlet Scarlet Scarlet Scarlet
2e 1805–1807, Spain, Russia Scarlet Green Scarlet Green
3e 1805–1807 Scarlet Scarlet Green Scarlet
7e Austria 1809, Russia Carmine Carmine Carmine Carmine
8e 1805–1807, Spain Carmine Green Carmine Green
9e 1805–1807, Spain Carmine Carmine Carmine Green
13e 1805–1807, Russia Rose Rose Rose Rose
14e 1805–1807, Spain, Russia Rose Green Rose Rose
15e 1805–1807 Rose Rose Green Rose
19e 1805–1807, Russia Yellow Yellow Yellow Yellow
20e 1805–1807, Spain, Russia Yellow Green Yellow Green
21e 1805–1807 Yellow Green Green Yellow
25e 1805 Orange Orange Orange Orange
26e 1805–1807, Spain Orange Green Orange Green
27e 1805–1807, Spain Orange Orange Green Orange


French Napoleonic Miniatures