Of the three regiments of Dutch - Belgian heavy cavalry at Waterloo the 1st and 3rd regiments were Dutch whilst the 2nd was Belgian. All were similar looking with regimental differences being limited to (as far as my limited research has taken me) facings. I have a single unit of these fellows in the Anglo - Dutch army and I rather like them. The pose is one that I favour for horse units of any type really, standing at the halt ready to move.
I would have preferred this pose for the Horse Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard but instead we have them sitting bolt upright on horses at full gallop - far too animated for my taste as even the Guard Chasseurs are only ambling along at a steady trot.
This post is designed to be the first in an occasional series featuring completed units from my Del Prado collection. The figures themselves are due to have a second coat of gloss varnish with the bases finished in matt but other than that they are in pretty good order.
The Dutch component of my collection will be expanded in due course as I rather like the idea of adding some light cavalry and artillery at some point but that will be something to think about in the future.