|IR5 Prinz Heinrich Fusilier Regiment|
Since I could not make it to the Seven Years War Association Convention in South Bend, Indiana this weekend, I compensated myself by spending a fair amount of time at the painting table, working on a new fusilier regiment for the Hesse Seewald Arm.
The new Prinz Heinrich Fusiliers are the first fusilier regiment in the army and I am very happy with the way that they are turning out. I chose the traditional green Hesse Seewald uniform coat with red facings. Since IR1 von Glasenap has the same colors, I changed the color of the small clothes (breeches and waistcoat) to a light straw.
Of course, the fusilier mitre also distinguishes the regiment from IR1. The mitre has a silver front plate, red mitre bag piped in white, and a green base at the back of the mitre. The base band is decorated with silver grenades. All buttons are silver colored, except for the gaitor buttons, which are brass.
I have decided to add a fifth company of musketeers to each regiment. Thus when the grenadier company is hived off and converged with other grenadier companies, then the line regiment will still be able to field 30 figures in 5 stands, each stand representing a company. This will be the normal wartime footing of the regiment.
|The full Hesse Seewald Army of 6 batalions, excluding the Garde Regiment.|