The debut of the Ardozollern Curriasser regiment is the first step in an extensive reworking of the Electoral mounted arm. When I started building my army in the mid 1970s the infantry were Spencer Smith American War of Independence figures and the cavalry were the older Spencer Smith figures familiar to all from the Charles Grant book. The infantry in terms of size and design have held up reasonably well but the cavalry, while charming, are undersized, especially compared to the mighty Stadden horses fielded by my bellicose neighbor, San Maurice. My army includes 8 regiments of Spencer Smith horse, and I've decided to phase them into semi retirement over the next year or so. They will be replaced by the excellent plastic 1/56" scale cavalry that are coming on to the market. Each of the existing Spencer Smith regiments will become the 3rd and 4th squadrons (reserve) of that regiment and the active 1st and 2nd squadrons will be the newer, more appropriately sized figures. Most of these replacements will be the Wargames Factory figures that are still a few months away from availability. The curriasser regiment shown here is a Perry Miniatures Napoleonic French heavy cavalry set with the helmets replaced by Wargames Factory tricornes.