Sunday, 23 September 2007

The Guards Cavalry.


The Guards Cavalry Brigade consists of the Horse Grenadiers and the Bishop of Guggenheim's Regiment (see below). Formerly acting as mounted infantry the Horse Grenadiers fully converted to the heavy cavalry role in 1732, at which time they dispensed with the grenades and musketoon which formed part of their equipment. Their guidon is a much simpler form of the Guard Grenadiers infantry standard.






7 comments:

abdul666 said...

Wow!

abdul666 said...

I noticed that the coat looks surprisingly pink rather than purple: would be fitting for Princess Trixie’s army (cf. the SOCDAISY Yahoo group), or the Hesse-Engelburger Garde du Corps Prinzessin Gertrude. Was Hetzenberg under a female rule in 1732?
Cheers,
Jean-Louis

A J Matthews said...

Jean-Louis, the coat does look pinkish. The effect I was aiming for is magenta. It's down to the effect of the limited computer palette, I guess. ;)

abdul666 said...

I'm reassured....

abdul666 said...

Then why not a purple coat like the Guard infantry -specially as they are former (mounted) infantry grenadiers? Unless they changed the color of their coat precisely to underline their new status (the facings of the Bishop of Guggenheim's Regiment are also lighter than the purple on their guidon)?

BTW the recent Redoubt FIW 'Companies Franches de la Marine' would make original 'ordinary' Jagers, coherent with the Grassin yet far more subdued.

A J Matthews said...

The Horse Grenadiers uniform requirement was set down as being of a lighter shade than their infantry counterparts to avoid confusion when both regiments were operating together. The colonels of both regiments appreciate the distinction as it makes matters of control and discipline easier.

A J Matthews said...

Thanks for the heads-up on Redoubt, Jean-Louis. I went over to their site and those figurines look just the job! I also spotted several other useful things there like "Body's Bits" barrels, crates, etc.