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Don Sebastian14 May 2015 1:45 p.m. PST

Does anyone knows what were the uniforms worn by the Hartschier Leibgarde and Trabanten Leibgarde during the reign of Elector Ferdinand Maria?

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2015 2:32 p.m. PST

How is your German? And can you read the Fraktur script?

Geschichte des Bayerischen Heeres. Geschichte des kurbayerischen Heeres insbesondere unter Kurfürst Ferdinand Maria ; 1651 – 1679


I browsed it a bit and it might have what you're looking for.

Also, contacting the Bavarian Army Museum might be worth a shot.
It's a fantastic place with a really remarkable collection.

Supercilius Maximus15 May 2015 1:51 a.m. PST

Prior to 1700 (possibly earlier) the Hartschiere appear to have worn a cuirassier-style uniform, including "white" metal cuirass and pot helmet – source: Charles Grant jnr "From Pike to Shot".

It would be interesting to know what you find on the Trabanten (and if the "Heeres" book contradicts Grant on the Hartschiere).

Darkfire20 Jun 2016 12:08 p.m. PST

I do not know how much about the uniforms is in here, but it is a (German) book about the 200 years annyversary of the life guard Hartschire from 1869.


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