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"What's your favorite AWI Hessian regiment?" Topic

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09 Jun 2017 6:58 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2016 7:42 p.m. PST

I like Rall. NOT "von" Rall just plain Rall.
The regiment was a standing grenadier regiment, and not a converged grenadier battalion. It also had a company that was detached to join another converged grenadier battalion. I like that. It's so confusing.
To be "authentic", you must have figures with no lapels. Perry makes dedicated Rall figures, but before that I bought a whole passel of Foundry Frei Korps grenadiers without lapels. I'm quite proud of that.

During the war, they did solid if not spectacular service.
At Trenton, despite popular belief, they were NOT drunk. Just surprised.

After Trenton, the Landgrave of Hess was so upset by the debacle that he convened a court of inquiry. Predictably, they blamed all the dead officers (specifically Rall but including others) and exonerated the living.

What's not to like?

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2016 7:45 p.m. PST

And I will bend the definition of "regiment" to include Jaegers and converged grenadier battalions.
Just name them. grin
And say why you like them too. Brief history and all that.

Generalstoner49 Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2016 8:23 p.m. PST

Infantry regiment Leib.

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP09 Dec 2016 8:27 p.m. PST

Dragoon Regiment Prinz Ludwig

Because I need these to finish my Saratoga Hessians. I have the rest finished and just need these.

I've asked before and forgot. What castings do you use for these?

rmaker09 Dec 2016 8:46 p.m. PST

DR Prinz Ludwig were not Hessians, but Brunswickers.

The only Hessians at Saratoga were Hesse-Hanau IR Erbprinz.

Rich Bliss09 Dec 2016 8:50 p.m. PST

And Hess-Hanau Artillerists. My favorite Hessians.

historygamer09 Dec 2016 9:07 p.m. PST

Von Bose. Great speakers.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2016 9:18 p.m. PST

Bill, I used old school Hinchliffe for my Prinz Ludwig dismounted dragons. With the 12lb boots.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP09 Dec 2016 10:35 p.m. PST

Oh, go ahead and nominate "other" Germans. Brunswick, Waldeck, etc.

John Treadaway10 Dec 2016 3:07 a.m. PST

Ohhh, I dunno: you chose…

John T

Gnu200010 Dec 2016 3:25 a.m. PST

Von Bose

Rhino Co Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Dec 2016 5:56 a.m. PST

Von knyphausen, Great, GGGGGG grandfather was in that regiment .

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 8:20 a.m. PST

…they were NOT drunk. Just surprised.

I must try that one out on my wife over Xmas.

Fridericus10 Dec 2016 9:13 a.m. PST

The Hesse-Cassel Landgrenadier-Regiment Rall I found very interesting because it needs some researching to find out how they probably looked at Trenton. The results of my endeavours can be seen at my blog: link

Personal logo Florida Tory Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 9:20 a.m. PST

Von Lossberg, because they wear orange and blue. evil grin


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 12:13 p.m. PST

I like Rall for giving us enough weapons to arm a regiment, and all their stores and food!

nevinsrip Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 1:22 p.m. PST

because they wear orange and blue. evil grin

Islanders fan?

Personal logo DWilliams Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member10 Dec 2016 1:23 p.m. PST

Von Bose … they participated in multiple engagements in different theaters of the war, and they have cool white facings!

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 2:51 p.m. PST

Von Bose ..

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 3:21 p.m. PST

Light Battalion von Barner, including jaeger company.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 4:02 p.m. PST

The von Bose pun was great. It sounds good.;)
Otherwise Lossberg does look great.

Personal logo 7th Va Cavalry Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 4:16 p.m. PST


Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2016 5:45 p.m. PST

Roger is into ancestors.
These guys?


grtbrt Inactive Member11 Dec 2016 3:46 a.m. PST

Anhalt-Zerbst , because they had the coolest uniforms

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2016 9:43 a.m. PST

And did absolutely no fighting. Definitely my kind of unit.

grtbrt Inactive Member11 Dec 2016 10:18 a.m. PST

I would ague the no fighting part – I read there was a big dust-up when the Christmas goose was overcooked .
You have to love a ruler whose older sister was Catherine the Great .

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2016 10:58 a.m. PST

Which one was Sam Von Schamm in?

PVT64112 Dec 2016 9:13 a.m. PST

V. Erbpinz as a fusilier Regt.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2016 2:31 p.m. PST

That would be simply Erbprinz. No V or Von.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 8:29 a.m. PST

Which is to say that "Hessians" are a complicated subject. It's a subject where one can take pride in sifting through all the data, true and not so true, and coming up with what you feel is the best representation.

Just as an example, there were 2 Hesses. grin
Good thing they were never in the same theatre. Heads would explode.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2016 8:30 a.m. PST

If this ever becomes a poll, I can see fans whining, "Why no mention of Waldeck?"
Oops. I just did.

Clays Russians Inactive Member13 Dec 2016 5:58 p.m. PST

Any fusilier regt!

Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

…despite popular belief, they were NOT drunk. Just surprised.

Oh, the number of times I've tried that one out on my wife……

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