Saturday, 9 August 2014

Uniform plates added to all three Prussian garrison regiment posts...

I have now added uniform plates to all three of the Prussian garrison regiment posts. The uniforms of the garrison regiments were generally much simpler and plainer than those of the line regiments, largely for reasons of economy. The Prussian state always struggled to support what was, compared to its population, a very large standing army. In wartime, looting occupied countries, as the Prussians ransacked Saxony in the Seven Years War, often brought in much needed revenue to keep the Prussian war machine functioning.

6 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Sir David, Do you plan to do any Prussian Line regimental flags?

David said...

Hi Bill,

I'm thinking about it! It will require a fair bit of work redoing of e.g. the central wreath for the flags and so on. I'm finishing a fairly big ImagiNation flag commission at the moment so time's a bit limited for now.

I thought I might (not sure yet) do flags of some Prussian infantry regiments at Rossbach, as I've done for French regiments present there. We'll see!

Did you have any special need or desire for particular Prussian units?

All the best,

David.

Scheck said...

Dear Bill, thank you for this flags! I didm´t find this sources and am thankful for your work. I plan to paint some infantrists of the Garrison corps after seeing this beautiful flags!
_Peter

David said...

Hi Peter,

Glad you like the flags; thanks for the comment. If you do use the flags with your garrison troops, please do post pictures. I like to see the flags in action!

Cheers,

David.

Scheck said...

Okay, David - I will inform you about the pics!!
All the best,
Peter

David said...

Thanks, Peter. I look forward to seeing them!

All the best,

David.