Saturday, 28 September 2013
Hanoverian Garde du Corps
There is an interesting comment on Kronoskaf: "On June 26 1757, during the French invasion of Hanover, the regiment took part in the battle of Hastenbeck where it was deployed in the second line of the cavalry right wing. The cavalry was not really tested in the battle. They were superbly mounted, but drilled in the old German style tactics that meant that they were steady, but slow. They would have charged at a trot and quite likely would have received an enemy charge at the halt, trusting their firearms." I can't imagine that Prince Ferdinand would have allowed that to last long.
The regiment was mounted on greys (whites). The figures are Front Rank.