Sunday, 19 May 2019
Saturday, 18 May 2019
So occasionally I have ideas for reenactment groups even though I am retired and mostly I don't post about them, but this one I had a few years ago and it still sounds good to me. The concept is a Hessian Seven Years War group based in the South of England. Recreating garrison life as it occurred in the Invasion scare of 1756. But you could also participate in American Revolution events as there is very little difference between the uniforms of 1756 and 1776 and Prinz Karl were in the Revwar too. They also fought at Krefeld and various European theatre battles. Unlike most Hessian groups I wouldn't get involved in mitres but would stick to musketeers. But this is just an idea.From Kronoskaf where there is a detailed history.
|Prinz Karl Infantry at Krefeld 1758|
|Inventar Nr.:||1875/750 a|
|Bezeichnung:||Carl Prinz von Hessen-Kassel als Kind, Studie|
|Künstler:||Johann Heinrich d. Ä. Tischbein (1722 - 1789), Maler/in|
Carl Landgraf von Hessen-Kassel (1744 - 1836)
|Material / Technik:||Leinwand, doubliert|
|Maße:||35,5 x 28,7 cm (Bildmaß)|
1790 im Nachlass Tischbeins
|Beschriftungen:||Beschriftung allg.: verso auf dem Keilrahmen mit Bleistift: Nr. 6|
|England - plate 2|
|France - Plate 1|
If you interested in learning about the invasion threat in 1756 and the troops brought over to England this page at Kronoskaf is good.
Friday, 17 May 2019
here. Depicts the regiment 1740-8 period.