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Author Topic: SYW British and Hanoverian Infantry and Allies! Some new additions upd 23/5  (Read 9911 times)

Offline Jemima Fawr

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Excellent!  I've just made a start on my British and Hanoverians and your collection is serving as inspiration.  :-*
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Excellent!  I've just made a start on my British and Hanoverians and your collection is serving as inspiration.  :-*

It is a great honor to hear that, as you are making an exemplary job and the presentation of your units is always accompanied with the finest historical details!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

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Hessians on parade

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Lovely!  Interesting seeing the red & white Hessian gun carriages.  I've read vague descriptions of them, but never seen a picture or seen a wargames model of one.  Is that based on an actual picture, or a 'best guess' based on a description?  I like the red wheel-spokes...

And do you have any info on the Schaumburg-Lippe artillery?  I've read suggestions that it was 'grey-white' and some preserved guns at Buckeburg Palace today are certainly on grey-white carriages, but I've not found anything definitive.

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Lovely!  Interesting seeing the red & white Hessian gun carriages.  I've read vague descriptions of them, but never seen a picture or seen a wargames model of one.  Is that based on an actual picture, or a 'best guess' based on a description?  I like the red wheel-spokes...

And do you have any info on the Schaumburg-Lippe artillery?  I've read suggestions that it was 'grey-white' and some preserved guns at Buckeburg Palace today are certainly on grey-white carriages, but I've not found anything definitive.

Hi!
For Hessian gun carriage colors, I was based on Christian Rogge's blog, I estimate a lot for his extensive historical research
http://crogges7ywarmies.blogspot.com/search/label/Hesse-Kassel%20SYW%20Artillery
The same painting scheme was found also here
https://dotsofpaint.blogspot.com/2012/08/hessian-gun-color-of-syw-part-2.html
Kronoskaf has adopted Christian Rogge's suggestion, as well
http://kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=Hesse-Kassel_Artillery_Equipment

For Schaumburg-Lippe artillery, here they are depicted with blood red carriages with black fittings
https://nigbilpainter.blogspot.com/2011/12/schaumburg-lippe-artillery-battery.html
but, as it concerns the uniform color, Kronoskaf say that the artillerists wore a darker blue
http://kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=Schaumburg-Lippe-B%C3%BCckeburg_Artillery

Here I found concentrated info about SYW artillery carriage colors
http://miniatures.de/colour-18th-century-artillery.html
but it says that Schaumburg-Lippe artillery wood was painted white. May be it is the "grey-white" you mentioned





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a very fine looking ensemble.

Offline flags_of_war

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Fantastic collection you have :)

Offline Captain Blood

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Great collection  :-*

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Thank you gentlemen! It is a honor to receive good comments from all of you!

Offline Jemima Fawr

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Hi!
For Hessian gun carriage colors, I was based on Christian Rogge's blog, I estimate a lot for his extensive historical research
http://crogges7ywarmies.blogspot.com/search/label/Hesse-Kassel%20SYW%20Artillery
The same painting scheme was found also here
https://dotsofpaint.blogspot.com/2012/08/hessian-gun-color-of-syw-part-2.html
Kronoskaf has adopted Christian Rogge's suggestion, as well
http://kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=Hesse-Kassel_Artillery_Equipment

For Schaumburg-Lippe artillery, here they are depicted with blood red carriages with black fittings
https://nigbilpainter.blogspot.com/2011/12/schaumburg-lippe-artillery-battery.html
but, as it concerns the uniform color, Kronoskaf say that the artillerists wore a darker blue
http://kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=Schaumburg-Lippe-B%C3%BCckeburg_Artillery

Here I found concentrated info about SYW artillery carriage colors
http://miniatures.de/colour-18th-century-artillery.html
but it says that Schaumburg-Lippe artillery wood was painted white. May be it is the "grey-white" you mentioned
Cheers Din!  :D

I imagine that the most likely white paint of the period would be 'white lead' which would look quite grey, hence that description, I suppose?  I am tempted to go with that colouring, just to make them stand out.

Any idea re Brunswick gun-carriages?

As I did my French guns wrong with red carriages (thanks Osprey!  >:( ), I'm going to recycle those as Reichsarmee guns and paint some new guns with light blue carriages for the French.

Offline DintheDin

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White lead! This must be... Mine were painted a bit whiter...

For the French, don't worry, I made the same the same mistake  lol

As for Brunswick artillery:
The artillery was small and served only the battalion guns of the infantry. There was no heavy artillery with the Brunswick army during the Seven Years' War.
In 1757, it counted 3 companies with some 272 men, serving 14 pieces (6 x 3-pdr guns, 2 howitzers, 6 x 2-pdr guns)
In 1760 the unit was increased to 320 men.
(Kronoskaf)
http://kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=Brunswick_Artillery
Nice uniform, by the way
The two bases of my collection:
07 Brunswick regimental artillery by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

I had seen somewhere that gun carriages were in grey, I searched again now, but can't find the source, sorry!
Digby Smith in his Armies of the Seven Years War says that the artillery company was subsidized by England

Offline DintheDin

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French Infantry Bulkeley (Irish)
54 SYW French Inf Bulkeley by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

French Infantry Diesbach (Swiss)
55 SYW Frech Inf Diesbach by Konstantinos Antoniadis, on Flickr

Offline Jemima Fawr

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Fantastic stuff, as always! The Diesbach Regt is on my immediate To Do list.

Offline DintheDin

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Fantastic stuff, as always! The Diesbach Regt is on my immediate To Do list.

Thanks! 18mm Eureka painted by Andreas Panagopoulos
« Last Edit: May 15, 2021, 06:02:40 PM by DintheDin »

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They are GLORIOUS Little Warriors, BEAUTIFLLY painted & based. I can almost hear the fifes & drums accompanying their advance. VERY WELL DONE!
I'd NEVER join a club that would have me as a member.  G.Marx

 

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