Wednesday, February 27, 2008


1758 Oberst Schluter & Huth, 1761 Oberst v. Gohr, 1762 Major Lempe

Unit History
The regiment was formed in 1610. The artillery took part at Minden, the siege of Munster, Warburg, Villinghausen, and Kassel. The unit later served as the 1st Kurhessisches Feldartillerieregiment No. 11.
With the opening of the Seven Years War, the Hessian battalions each had two 3-pounder cannon with three horses per cannon and an accompanying 3-horse ammunition carriage. Each guns was served by 11 artillerymen, had a well-staffed artillery headquarters and support train. With the infantry reorganization of 1760, nothing changed except that the heavy artillery park grew from about 20 guns to 36.

The uniform is very similar to the Prussian so they are often used in my games as an additional Prussian battery. The only differences are that the Hessians are in blue trousers and waistcoat while the Prussians are generally in white. The Gabons are from the plastic Revell kit for Napoleonic Siege equipment. Unit painted in the spring of 2005.

Text: Pengel & Hurt, German States in the Seven Years War 1740 to 1762, Imperial Press
K. Trenkle, Nix wie weg… die Hesse komme, Verlanganstalt Marburg

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