Sunday, 29 September 2013
I'm not sure about the fighting quality of these Hanoverian cavalry units. On the one hand, they were probably the best mounted in all of Europe as the stud-farms for the best 'heavy' horses were around Celle in Hanover. But on the other hand, see the Kronoskaf comment in the last post plus I have seen comments by other people rating the Hanoverian Horse regiments as being less capable than their Hessian allies. This may have been a matter of doctrine rather than courage in the early part of the war but I am not sure and I would appreciate comments from other people on this subject.
Saturday, 28 September 2013
There is an interesting comment on Kronoskaf: "On June 26 1757, during the French invasion of Hanover, the regiment took part in the battle of Hastenbeck where it was deployed in the second line of the cavalry right wing. The cavalry was not really tested in the battle. They were superbly mounted, but drilled in the old German style tactics that meant that they were steady, but slow. They would have charged at a trot and quite likely would have received an enemy charge at the halt, trusting their firearms." I can't imagine that Prince Ferdinand would have allowed that to last long.
The regiment was mounted on greys (whites). The figures are Front Rank.
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Talking about the new blog, there is a new article there - a biography of Landgrave William VIII.
Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Hopefully you will like what you see on this new blog. Some Hessian units will still appear on this blog but they will be post 1760 ones. All those on the new blog will be for the early period and I aim to paint the entire army in due course.
Monday, 9 September 2013
The next regiment I'll be painting will be a dragoon regiment.