Wednesday, 10 December 2008

20th Reichsarmee Template: Musketeer, Infantry Regiment Pfalz-Zweibrücken (Circle of the Upper Rhine)


Rated as "bad" by Soubise in 1757, the regiment was caught badly off guard when it formed part of the garrison of Weissenfels on 31st October 1757. At Freiberg in 1762 it performed creditably in the southern sector of the allied line.

First raised 1685. Made up of 33 contingents. Inhaber: Pfalzgraf Karl August von Zweibrücken und Birkenfeld. Composition: 2 battalions, no grenadier company.

Uniform: Black tricorne, white scalloped lace, white with red pompom, yellow metal button. Black stock. Prussian-style uniform with dark blue coat, red lapels, cuffs and turnbacks, probably red shoulder straps, white button lace. White waistcoat and breeches. Yellow metal buttons.

7 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Sir David,
Great work as usual! Trying to communicate with folks from 33 different regions must have been quite a chore for the Inhaber...Bill

Capt Bill said...

Sir David,
Thanks for identifying the Horse Grenadier, Prussian Von Kleist Frei-Corps figure. I really like the headgear, but had no idea that it was based on a real unit. I'm sure with your identification I can locate a manufacturer who produces the figure. Thanks again...Bill

David said...

Thanks, Bill. Hope you can find some good Von Kleist figures! :-)

All the best,

David.

abdul666 said...

David,
there is even a potential for femininized templates: see the Republic of Neues Sudland 3rd "Townsville" Regiment of Foot, the Holy Mormoan Kingdom Of New Wales King's Maiden Guard"

(Eureka has the minis... Seems to be a very Australian idea, but would spread!)

Cheers !
Jean-Louis

Steve Turner said...

Thanks for all your hard work. Your templates are a godsend (they make life so much easier).
Also, thanks for your comments on my new blog, and yes, you definately will be seeing your templates appearing there without a doubt. Is it any wonder that your site was one of the first links I posted there?

Steve Turner

David said...

Thanks, Jean-Louis. Just so long as no-one asks me to draw SYW templates with bras! :-)

All the best,

David.

David said...

Hi Steve,

Thanks - I'm glad that they've been useful to people. Wouldn't really bother otherwise! :-)

Look forward to seeing more on your site and good luck with it - it's coming along nicely.

Cheers,

David.