Hanoverian Légion Britannique, 2nd Battalion, 1760–1763

Major von Udam, Commanding Officer, 2nd Battalion Hanoverian Légion Britannique, Seven Years` War, 1760–1763, 40 mm Miniature Prince August

Major von Udam, commanding officer of the 2nd battalion, electoral hanoverian Légion Britannique in the Seven Years' War. 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, Commanding Officer
  • Staff
  • 1. Kompanie
    • Officers (4)
    • NCOs (7)
    • Feldsher (1)
    • Musketeers (112)
  • 2. Kompanie
  • 3. Kompanie
  • 4. Kompanie
  • 3-pdr. Battalion Guns (2)
  • Dragoner-Eskadron
    • Officers (4)
    • NCOs (8)
    • Feldsher (1)
    • Trumpeter (2)
    • Dragoons (88)

Uniform

  • blue coat with 13 pewter buttons
  • red cuffs with three buttons
  • red turnbacks with one button
  • blue shoulder strap with one button, on the left shoulder
  • black neck stock
  • white waistcoat with pewter buttons
  • straw breeches
  • black gaiters
  • tricorne with green cockade, black loop and pewter button, as well as small white 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 silver lace on waistcoat and cuffs
  • officers wore a crimson sash, silver gorget, and silver lace on tricorne, waistcoat, and cuffs

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

Bibliography

  • 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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