Seven Years War

Mestre de Camp General Dragons

As far as I can tell "Mestre de Camp General Dragons" is a long-winded, flowery, obtuse way of saying "2nd Dragoons." But I suppose in an age where regiments and commissions were bought and sold, a fancy name can bring a better price. Kind of like a few years ago when people were "oohing" and… Continue reading Mestre de Camp General Dragons

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Hanover Dragoon Regiment Busche

Some Detective Work I chose the engagement at Hoya for my game because it was small enough to play the complete battle at the battalion level. Most of the time if you are playing games at the battalion level set in the Seven Years War, you either have to play an imaginary battle or a… Continue reading Hanover Dragoon Regiment Busche

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General Officer in Command

I've finished painting the command figures for my Seven Years War Project - Last Bridge at Hoya. In the game Muskets and Shakos, and every other horse and musket game, there are figures used to represent the commander-in-chief or general officer in command of the army and figures to represent brigade commanders. In larger scale… Continue reading General Officer in Command

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Schulenberg Jager Corps

Ah, skirmishers - the footnotes of military history. Yet, these seldom mentioned troops are the ones who make victory possible and whose absence can spell defeat. It was the skirmishers who made the Athenian victory over the Spartans at Sphacteria possible, it was the lack of skirmishers that doomed the Spartans at Sphacteria. It was… Continue reading Schulenberg Jager Corps

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Hanover Infantry Regiment von Oberg (11B)

The battalions of Oberg, and the squadrons of dragoons were to make a false attack on the left of the river, while the other three battalions entered the town by the bridge on the right....  -- The Operations of the Allied Army, Under the Command of His Serene Highness Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick and… Continue reading Hanover Infantry Regiment von Oberg (11B)

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French Infantry Regiment Gardes Lorraines, 2nd Battalion

Feb. 23, the Hereditary Prince of Brunswick was detached at seven o'clock this morning, with two battalions of Hanoverians, two battalions of the Brunswick guards, one squadron of dragoons, and a body of light horse, to Hoya, a place of great importance, with orders to dislodge General Count de Chabot, who had been posted there… Continue reading French Infantry Regiment Gardes Lorraines, 2nd Battalion

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Hanover Infantry Regiment von Hauss (7B)

The Floozy has gone off the deep end.  This month instead of painting Sci-Fi or Fantasy miniatures, she has painted figures for the Seven Years War.  And in a different size - 10mm!  Oh, the heresy! I've always admired the uniforms of the 18th century - lace, three-cornered hats, and the colors.  But collecting figures… Continue reading Hanover Infantry Regiment von Hauss (7B)