Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Coming soon - drummer of Brunswick Leib Regiment


No time to finish this off and post the final images tonight - far too late! Will hopefully have time to post tomorrow... It seems I'm not yet done with musicians - but at least this one doesn't have really fiddly lace. :-)

4 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, Excellent as usual. I painted this unit and it's nice to see my drummer is correctly done. I'm getting ready to paint my Beerstein Oldenberg Grenzers and checked all your uniforms. The closest thing I could find was your Austrian Croats. Are Croats and Grenzers the same thing? Best regards...Bill

ColCampbell50 said...

Bill,

Basically, yes. The word grenzer is adapted from the German word for border - grenze. The Austrian military border against the Ottoman Empire was inhabited by, among others, Croatians (Croats) who were employed in military service as their "feudal" duty to the Austrian crown. It seems that Croats became a generic term for any Austrian grenzer soldier. In Russia they were known as Pandurs.

Jim

David said...

Hi Bill,

Thanks. Yes, as ColCampbell50 [Jim] says, Croats = Grenzers! :-)

All the best,

David.

Capt Bill said...

Thank you gentlemen!