Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Freicorps Gerlach

1756 Gerlach
Unit History
The Freicorp was supposedly raised in 1756 by its Inhaber, Gerlach. If it existed, it would have been used extensively in the Kleinkrieg by the Hessians. It was disbanded at the end of the Seven Years War.

The figures used are Austrian Front Rank. The contrast between the mid-blue and green is striking. The troops are definitely not Jägers in their appearance. The existence of the unit is questionable because there are no specific primary references to the unit. The only reference is the Sturm card image.

Text: Pengel & Hurt, German States in the Seven Years War 1740 to 1762, Imperial Press

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