Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Trooper, Austrian Hussar Regiment Kaiser

Raised 1756 by the Emperor at his own expense in Slovakia; he was also the Inhaber. First action Kolin 18.06.1757; also at Moys, Schweidnitz, Ruppersdorf, Liebau, Hochkirch, Maxen, Meissen, Torgau, Strehla, Peilau.

Uniform - Yellow kalpack with blue bag, yellow cords. Dark blue pelisse, dolman and pants with yellow lace, dolman with yellow cuffs, buttons brass, blue and yellow barrel sash, black boots with yellow braid edging and tassel, blue sabretache with MT monogram and crown in yellow, scalloped yellow edge, brown leather straps, sabre with brass furniture. Shabraque red with yellow border, yellow MT with crown in corner.

Note the differences from the Hadick Regiment uniform e.g. sabretache and shabraque detail, lace on the breeches, number and type of lace on the dolman and pelisse.

The template can be found here:


  1. David,

    Mind you, I am certainly NOT complaining . . . but what got you started on this "hussar kick"?

    -- Jeff

  2. Ah - the ghost of Brigadier Gerard came to me in my dreams and said that if I didn't do it, he'd haunt me horribly... ;-)

    But I just like hussars anyway - and having spent so very long drawing the newish hussar template, I wanted to get as much mileage out of it as possible. And also, the more one draws hussars, the more one wishes to draw hussars - it's a well known artists' disease. :-) And drawing is itself a splendid distraction from the horrors of reality.

    Sadly, I may have to do other things for a while now as there is much to do - "real life" is such a pain. But I'll be back as often and for as long as I can get away with.

    Hope all's going well for you.

    All the best,


  3. Oh yes - and I've been having a lot of trouble getting the cuirass right on the Cuirassiers Du Roi template I've been working on so the hussars were a welcome bit of light relief... ;-)


  4. Sir David, I love hussars, especially Austrian hussars,they remind me of Beerstein hussars...Bill

  5. Thanks, Bill; I'm glad you like them - especially as I'm working on even more Austrian hussars, so that I can cover the whole gamut of variations in their uniforms. Coming soon - Regiments Kalnoky and Esterhazy! :-)



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