Saturday 3 February 2024

18mm Danish Slesvigske infanteriregiment 1st Battalion


Another Danish battalion showing the regimental yellow flag I have created from the Vinkhuizen collection illustration. Figures are mostly 18mm Old Glory SYW Austrians.

You may wonder why some of the uniform details differ from the plate. The plate is dated 1761 so, besides the introduction of lapels in 1760, the coloured trousers disappeared (as they did in many other countries ) to be replaced with white or buff. So the unit in the 1740-50s still probably used blue trousers and waistcoats. The only other mystery concerns lace colour for the tricorne. This regiment had gold lace for officers and NCOs but did the other ranks have white or yellow. Sources differ on this but I have gone for white a la Prussian model rather than the Hanoverian model.

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