Légion Britannique Hanovrienne, 2e Bataillon, 1760–1763

Major von Udam, Commandant, 2e Bataillon de la Légion Britannique Hanovrienne, Guerre de Sept Ans, 1760–1763, 40 mm Figurine Prince August

Major von Udam, commandant du 2e bataillon de la Légion Britannique de l'électorat de Brunswick-Lunebourg (Hanovre) pendant la Guerre de Sept Ans. This homecast 40 mm Prince August miniature has been undercoated chocolate brown and painted with artist acrylics. The miniature then received a protective varnish of Erdal Glänzer. Major von Udam and his grey horse are mounted on a 23 × 51 mm magnetic sheet iron wargame base compatible with Charge! wargame rules. The officer wears a british sash and cockade made of Pattex Repair Express Putty.

The 2nd battalion of the Légion Britannique was primarily engaged in petty warfare, although they did fight in the battles of Warburg and Vellinghausen.

Formation

  • Major von Udam, commandant
  • Staff
  • 1. Kompanie
    • Officiers (4)
    • Sous-officiers (7)
    • Feldsher (1)
    • Mousquetaires (112)
  • 2. Kompanie
  • 3. Kompanie
  • 4. Kompanie
  • Pièces de 3 pouces à la Suédoise (2)
  • Dragoner-Eskadron
    • Officiers (4)
    • Sous-officiers (8)
    • Feldsher (1)
    • Trompettes (2)
    • Dragons (88)

Uniforme

  • light blue coat with 13 yellow buttons
  • chamois cuffs with three buttons
  • chamois turnbacks with one button
  • light blue shoulder strap with one button, on the left shoulder
  • black neck stock
  • chamois waistcoat with yellow buttons
  • straw breeches
  • black gaiters
  • tricorne with green cockade, black loop and yellow button, as well as small yellow side pompoms
  • natural leather waistbelt
  • infantry sabre with brass crossguard, black scabbard with brass throat and chape, suspended from a natural leather crossbelt
  • black ammunition pouch on a natural leather crossbelt
  • dark brown haversack and metal canteeen
  • sergeants wore white lace on waistcoat and cuffs
  • officers wore a crimson sash, gold gorget, and gold lace on tricorne, waistcoat, and cuffs

Dragoons wore the infantry uniform, but with a yellow aiguillette on the right shoulder, and black boots instead of gaiters. Shabracks and pistol covers were red with yellow bordure, and the monogram of King Georg II, the cinch was white and red, and the valise light blue with yellow bordure.

Bibliographie

  • Rang- und Conduitenliste der Officiers der Légion Britannique
  • Bleckwenn, Hans: Die friderizianischen Uniformen: 1753-1786 (Dortm. 1984)
  • Düring, G. W. von: Geschichte des Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburgischen Karabinier- und Jäger-Korps (1828)
  • Niemeyer & Ortenburg (Hrsg.): Die Chur-braunschweig-lüneburgische Armee im Siebenjährigen Kriege. Gmundener Prachtwerk (Beckum 1976)
  • Pengel, R.D.: Seven Years War, Brunswick-Luneburg (Hanover), 1740–1762

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Figurines de la Guerre de Sept Ans