Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Prussian 28mm SYW: IR49 Sers Fusiliers

I have wanted to paint this regiment for a long time as the dark orange vest and trousers works well against a dark blue coat.

This regiment was raised in 1741 as a regiment of pioneers and had no grenadiers. In 1758 it became a Fusilier regiment. It served in the battles of Zorndorf, Paltzig and Kunersdorf and was largely wiped out in that latter battle. Thereafter it served with Prince Henri in the western theatre which might suggest that Fredrick's opinion of this regiment had waned.

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