Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hesse Seewald Army - Part II

The Leibgarde Regiment of the King of Hesse Seewald

IR1 - von Glasenap Regiment

Here are a couple more pictures of the growing Hesse Seewald Army for your review. At the top of the page is the red-coated Leibgarde Regiment of King Georg Ludwig of Hesse Seewald. The regiment's uniforms are modelled after those of the Saxon Garde of the mid 18th Century. As a rule, only Garde regiments of infantry and cavalry are allowed to wear red coats, the exception being the artillery battalion of the army.

The von Glasenap regiment is the senior regiment of the kingdom's army, having been established in 1669 to defend the kingdom from Swedish incursions through Hesse Seewald in the years following the Thirty Years War. A member of the von Glasenap family has served as inhaber of the regiment since its beginning and on through to the present.

The Leibgarde Regiment was created in 1691 when Duke Karl Albert proclaimed himself "King In Hesse Seewald", thereby skirting the need to be recognized and elevated to royalty by the Holy Roman Emperor.

The standard infantry organization of the army is that each regiment is a single battalion in strength with 600 officers and rank and file. The battalion is divided into four musketeer companies and one grenadier company. At times, the grenadier companies of several regiments will be converged to form a distinct and separate grenadier battalion.

Click on all pictures to enlarge the view.

Your comments and questions are most welcomed.


  1. Yes! Just the thing to lift the spirits after long and trying day.

    Best Regards,


  2. The flags are Hessian AWI flags from GMB Designs.

  3. Hi Jim, I love these regiments - really nice paint work and setting, well done.

    I particularly like the mounted officer waving his hit - which figure is this?

  4. He is te French marshal from the Minden range, code PER-009

  5. Beautiful work, love the Leibgarde Regiment!

  6. I like both regiments, but the "von Glasenapp" reminds me to the village names in Eastern Prussia - so my heart goes to them - fantastic work, Jim - your new ideas are sputtering fantasy and imagination all the time!!
    It makes me think also to invent an imaginary army.
    So inspiring.