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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2017 10:02 p.m. PST

"From 1769 to 1791 the Franconian principalities of Ansbach and Bayreuth were ruled by Christian Friedrich Karl Alexander Markgraf von Ansbach-Bayreuth of the house of Hohenzollern. The population in the territories amounted to about four hundred thousand people. The Markgraf von Ansbach-Bayreuth was deeply in dept, because of mismanagement, and jumped at the English king's offer to commit 1160 of his troops, receiving 100,000 sterling in recompense. In 1791, not long after the war, he sold both Ansbach and Bayreuth to Prussia and lived the rest of his life in England on a Prussian pension…"



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Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP06 Jun 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

Good to see he has gone with metal-fronted cloth grenadier caps, instead of the bearskin version (as per Mollo/McGregor) which are wrong.

Old Wolfman07 Jun 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Can just hear the Hohenfriedberger Marsch in my head now.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jun 2017 10:58 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!. (smile)


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