Friday, 5 October 2007

7th Reichsarmee Template - Grenadier of the Kurbayern Infantry Regiment (Bavarian Circle)


Although some sources suggest the Bavarian grenadiers had plates on their fur caps in the mid-18th century, Martin Lange in Pengel and Hurt's Bavaria, Saxony and Palatinate Supplement argues convincingly that the primary evidence shows they did not. He also argues that all grenadiers had red bags on the cap, with piping in the button colour, and that the bags were therefore not in the uniform facing colour.

6th Reichsarmee Template - Musketeer of the Kurbayern Infantry Regiment (Bavarian Circle)


Kurbayern was a composite regiment of regular Bavarian infantry; it consisted of the 1st Battalion and Grenadier company of Infantry Regiment Von Holnstein and the 1st and 2nd Battalions and Grenadier company of Infantry Regiment Von Pechmann. Both wore the uniforms of their parent regiments, Pechmann in blue with straw facings and Holnstein with red facings. As this template is not coloured, I can leave the vexed question of the actual shade of blue of Bavarian infantry uniforms to others! Soubise rated this regiment as "good".

The unit was busy in the SYW and was present at Dresden 1759, Meissen 1759, Torgau 1760 and Freiberg 1762, as well as other actions.

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

5th Reichsarmee Template - Grenadier of the Mainz Infantry Regiment Wildenstein (Circle of the Elector Rhine)


The cap of the grenadiers was of brown fur with a green bag piped with yellow lace and a yellow tassel. The plate with its grenade badge was in yellow metal, like the uniform's buttons, but the grenade was white metal.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

4th Reichsarmee Template - Musketeer of the Salzburg Infantry Regiment (Bavarian Circle)


Rated as "good" by Soubise, Salzburg was raised in the Bishopric of that name and consisted largely of Catholics. The uniform was Austrian-style, in white with red facings. It spent much of the war in the kleine krieg but was in the line of battle at Freiberg in 1762.

Monday, 1 October 2007

3rd Reichsarmee Template - Musketeer of the Mainz Infantry Regiment Wildenstein (Circle of the Elector Rhine)


Wildenstein was a 4 battalion regiment, rated as "good" by Soubise. The uniform was in the Austrian style, white with green facings and waistcoat. Grenadiers also wore an Austrian-style bearskin.

2nd Reichsarmee Template - Musketeer of the Münster Regiments Nagel and Elberfeld (Westphalian Circle)

Colour template added 05.05.09.

Both these
single battalion regiments may have worn the same Prussian-style uniform, dark blue with red facings, except possibly for the button colour. However, one source suggests that Elberfeld (or Elverfeldt) may have had white facings - collar, lapels, cuffs and turnbacks - with brass buttons (see Kronoskaf for discussion). The above colour template may therefore show the dress of both or only one of the battalions.

They were rated as "good" by Soubise. Both were apparently captured in 1759 while serving against Prince Henry's army.