Friday, 17 July 2009

Jäger of the Württemberg Feldjäger zu Fuss


First raised 1759 as 1 company, part of the Feldjägerkorps (which included the Feldjäger zu Pferde, previously posted on this blog). Commanders during the SYW were: 1759: Major von Weitershausen, 1760: Major Georg Friedrich Böcklin von Böcklinsau. Disbanded 1765.

Served in Hessen and Saxony 1759 and 1760 (above from Kronoskaf).

Equipment: Brown leather waistbelt with sword in brown leather scabbard. Brown leather crossbelt and cartridge pouch. Firearm with brown leather shoulder strap. Black leather shoes.

8 comments:

Fitz-Badger said...

Nice work as always!
Interesting that the trousers are white.

David said...

Thanks, FB. Yes, it must have made them easier targets!

This is a relatively simple template to keep things ticking over; I'm working on a few others at the moment but they all require much more work or I'm waiting for more information before I can complete them. Anwyay, like hussars, one can never have too many jägers. ;-)

David.

Capt Bill said...

Well done, sir!

David said...

Thanks, Bill. :-)

I keep soldiering on with them...

Hope all's well with you.

All the best,

David.

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, Haven't had much time or interest for gaming lately. Lynda has been fighting breast cancer, so we have been seeing doctors, undergoing surgery, and starting radiation. Fortunately, things look excellent for a full recovery, but it certainly has not be fun. Hope all is well with you. Best regards, Bill

Steve Turner said...

Would you believe it, I'm just about to build a Feldjagerkorps. Your template came just at the right moment.
Cheers David.

Steve.

David said...

Hi Bill,

I'm so sorry to hear that but very glad that the prognosis is good. Modern medical treatment makes one very thankful *not* to be living in the 18th century, however fascinating it is in so many ways. My thoughts and best wishes are with you both. I hope it won't be too long before you can relax and enjoy the wargaming again.

All the best,

David.

David said...

Hi Steve,

Nothing like a bit of serendipity! I'm pleased the template is what you needed when you needed it... :-)

I look forward to seeing pictures of your new troops...

Cheers,

David.