Sunday 24 July 2016

Prussian Garrison Regiment VI

This was a four battalion regiment with orange cuffs and pompoms.

Sunday 17 July 2016

Prussian Garrison Regiment VII

These are fantastic Perry figures from their AWI range and are meant to be Hessian garrison figures but, as they have gaiters, they are perfectly useable as SYW Prussians. Here they are painted up as two battalions of a Prussian Garrison regiment. As you would expect, the sculpting is excellent and I would say probably the best figures available.

There were 14 Garrison regiments and most started off as just two battalions strong. They were then increased to 4 battalions and this regiment was further augmented with Saxons post-Pirna to a total of six battalions. There were only grenadiers with the first two battalions and these were converged (as you saw last week) with those or IR47.

You might expect Garrison regiments to serve as garrisons for assorted fortresses but Frederick's terrible losses meant that they were often forced to serve with field armies. Not with HM himself as he always pinched the best available troops but in secondary armies like the one of Prince Henry. During 1758-9 battalions 3 and 5 served in the army in Saxony.

Sunday 10 July 2016

Prussian Converged Grenadiers 47/GVII Wangenheim

The last Grenadier battalion for a while, I hope.
This consists of the grenadiers of IR47 and those from Garrison Regiment VII. Interestingly the grenadiers of the latter have different uniforms from the musketeers of the same regiment. I will be painting GVII next week.

Prussian Converged Grenadiers 17/22 Puttkamer

Another grenadier battalion - this time 17/22 - and this is the penultimate.

Sunday 3 July 2016

Prussian Converged Grenadiers 3/6 Kleist

Technically 3/4 of the grenadiers belonged to IR 3 and only a quarter belonged to IR6. But that is tricky to do so I have done these as 50/50.

Two more next week should complete the grenadiers.

Prussian Converged Grenadiers 11/14 Gohr

Another battalion.