Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Trooper of the Saxon Chevauleger Regiment Prinz Karl Revisited

I am grateful to Christian Rogge for taking time from his busy life to translate text for me from Wolfgang Friedrich's Uniformen der Kurfürstlich Sächsischen Armeen 1683-1763 - Selbstverlag Arbeitskreis Sächsische Militärgeschichte e.V Dresden, 1998 on the Saxon chevaulegers. This allows me to portray the Regiment Prinz Karl as described by Friedrich; note the different cuff detail and the button fastening the turnbacks. Otherwise this is very close to the previous version I have posted here, which was based very much on Schirmer as detailed by Pengel and Hurt.

Next, the other 2 chevaulegers regiments that fought with the Austrians, Graf Brühl
and Prinz Albrecht, both with lapels, if I can reconcile all the petty differences of detail!

5 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, You are a perfectionist, but that's why we love you....

David said...

Thanks, Bill. :-) I do try to get it right if possible - not at all easy with these uniforms...

All the best,

David.

abdul666 said...

'Erroneous" reconstitutions are a great source of fictitious uniforms, often as 'likely' and pleasant as the 'real' ones.

David said...

Hi Jean- Louis,

Thanks for the comment - yes, I quite understand that "anything goes" for ImagiNations ;-) - but I confess that I'm a "rivet counter" (as the flight simmers would say) and like to get it right if at all possible. For me, it's the authentic SYW uniforms that really matter - providing a service to ImagiNations' gamers is more by way of a bonus these days! :-)

All the best,

David.

David said...

P.S. I don't see too many of the templates used on people's blogs and websites anyway these days, especially new ones...