Monday, 18 May 2009

29th Reichsarmee Template - Fusilier of the Kreisinfanterieregiment Württemberg (Swabian Circle)

I've shown the figure in the fusilier cap which is documented for 1748 and 1781 but which is apparently not specifically documented for the SYW. The detail is largely taken from the New York Public Library website image of a watercolour of a grenadier and "fusilier" of the regiment with the date 1759. If this is a contemporary depiction then it is indeed evidence that the fusilier cap was worn in the SYW but I am doubtful that it is contemporary, even though much of the detail is convincing.


Fitz-Badger said...

These latest couple of posts have some cool uniforms/colors. So many good choices even if someone opted for purely historical troops. :-)

David said...

Thanks, FB. Yes, I agree - there's a tremendous variety of real-world uniforms out there. If I were to raise some SYW troops for wargaming I think I'd use real uniforms but then if I wanted call them e.g. Finkenhorst's Fusiliers which would satisfy my liking for fantasy and authenticity at the same time. :-)