Monday, 4 August 2014

Flags of Prussian Garrison Regiment III

Some years ago I posted simple outline templates of the flags of various Prussian regiments, including some of the Garrison Regiments. I thought I'd update some of them as colour versions and here are the first updated flags.

Garrison Regiment III was raised as a single battalion in 1718 for garrison duty. It was recruited in Pomerania - the towns of Colberg, Bublitz, Usedom and Bütow. An additional battalion was raised in 1757, making it a full regiment. At the start of the Seven Years War it was the garrison of Colberg. Its grenadiers (combined with those of Garrison Regiment IV and the New Garrison regiment) fought at Prague, Kolin, Schweidnitz, Leuthen, Hochkirch and Torgau. In 1758 and 1759 the musketeer battalions occupied Torgau and Dresden. In September 1760 the first battalion was taken prisoner in Torgau and the second battalion was taken prisoner in Wittenberg in October that year. The regiment was reformed at the end of the war in Colberg in 1763, incorporating men from Schony's Frei Korps as well as returning former prisoners.

The regimental flag design is shown at the top (these were the Kompaniefahnen), the Colonel's flag (or Leibfahne) at the bottom.



10 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, Glad to see your current post. I actually needed a Prussian Garrison flag, thanks...Bill

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Fantastic! It is so interesting learning about all of the garrison and land militia units of this era. A nice piece of work.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Fitz-Badger said...

Very nice! I especially like the coloring of the regimental flag.

David said...

Thanks, Bill. I'm glad it's of use to you. Look forward to seeing a picture on your blog! :-)

Hope all's well.

All the best,

David.

David said...

Thanks, Stokes. Yes, I agree, the history of garrison and militia units intrigues me too!

All the best,

David.

David said...

Thanks, FB. More to come - there were 3 patterns of Prussian garrison flag. :-)

All the best,

David.

Simmy said...

Great job! I really like your flags.
Interesting post and great information on the Prussian garrison troops.
I hope that you publish a lot more.
Hi
Simmy

David said...

Thanks, Simmy. Glad you like it (and the flags in general). :-)

Yes, there'll be more Prussian flags to follow...

Cheers,

David.

Fabrizio Davi' said...

Outstanding work as ever David. You drive me to paint more Prussian regiments, omg....

Cheers,

Fabrizio

David said...

Thanks, Fabrizio. Glad you like them. Good luck with the figure painting! :-)

If you use some of my flags I'd like to see pictures, please. It really is good to see them in action...

More Prussian flags on the way soon.

Cheers,

David.