|The Erprinz Friedrich of Hesse Seewald welcomes you to his review of the troops. (click all pix to enlarge)|
The long three day Labor Day weekend has given me the opportunity to paint some more units for my growing Hesse Seewald Army, so I thought that I would post a few pictures to bring everyone up to date. Even though the HS Army is Germanic in location and character, I have based its uniform colors on those of the Russian army circa 1805. The basic infantry uniform is a green coat with differing facings colors for each regiment. Small clothes are either white waistcoat and breeches or straw colored. The artillery arm is clothed in red, circa the Russian army of the SYW. The cut of the cloth is Minden Prussian, by nature.
Why Green? I want them to look sort of Russian, but also sort of Prussian. I like the uniform distinctions of the 1805 Russian infantry and I figured that if I followed Russian SYW-early Napoleonic color schemes, that the HS could do double duty as a Russian army of the SYW
The army currently has three battalions completed and I added a pair of 3-pound battalion guns and a field battery of 6-pounders painted in the artillery livery of red coats and waistcoats, black facings and white breeches.
|Field battery using Minden Prussian crew and Pioneers as the laborers.|
|Another view of the battery: note the Front Rank ammo wagon and the Minden civilian vignette carrying a wooden case, filling in as ammo runners to the battery.|
|The Charlottenburg Musketeer Regiment|
|The Grenadier Company of the Holstein Musketeer Regiment|
|King Georg Ludwig II (left) and the Erbprinz Friedrich (right)|
More later, I am on a painting roll of late.