Wednesday 29 November 2023

Rullion Green 1666

 Today's anniversary. Wiki

pic Jim Barton. 

Tuesday 28 November 2023

Schaumburg-Lippe troops recreated

 Webpage here

If you can read German there is the book online here Geschichte des Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburgischän Karabinier- und Jäger-Korps

Steinhude Pike - a submarine by Jakob Chrysostomus Praetorius

 While in the environs of Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg have a look at this early submarine. The Steinhuder Hecht.

Steinhuder Meer is a large lake with a fortress on it on an artificial island. Wilhelmstein. I visited it when I was a teenager. I did a German exchange (Bristol Hannover) and my hosts took me there. There is a model of the submarine there.

Karabinierkorps ( Schaumburg-Lippe Bückeburg)

 From the wiki

The Schaumburg-Lippe-Bückeburg Carabinier and Jäger Corps (abbreviated: Karabinierkorps) was formed in 1753 by Count Wilhelm von Schaumburg-Lippe (Bückeburg) as a light troop corps on horseback and foot. In the build-up phase, it consisted of 75 cavalry and 50 foot hunters.

Lippe-Bückeburg Carabinier in the Seven Years' War

In April 1757, a native of Poland, Herr von Monkewitz, took command of the Carbine Corps with the rank of cavalryman, which he held until the end of the seven-year-old War.

Truppen des Grafen Wilhelm zu Schaumburg-Lippe nach Jakob Chrysostomus Praetorius 1765

Schaumurg-Lippe Bückeburg troops by Knötel


Light Troops of the Seven Years War

 This looks great. I will possibly get this. Read the Blurb and register your interest here

If you are wondering what the cover depicts I asked editor Andrew and it's Schaumburg-Kills Bückeburg Jäger Corps. See Kronoskaf for this corps

Friday 24 November 2023


 Left to right Me, Boris Megorsky and Leroy. Boris would write the definitive book on the Russian army in the Great Northern war. See here