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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 8:52 a.m. PST

Hello everyone

Which 25/30mm miniatures to use for the Hessian troops during the WAS ?

I'm looking for figurines specifically Hessian for this war …

Thank you

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 1:06 p.m. PST

Fife & Drum Miniatures has Hessians sculpted specifically as Hessians.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP27 Aug 2017 11:45 p.m. PST

Very good…I'll see that … Ok it's seen but they are for the AWI … Not the WAS.

It was to be expected …

Brownand28 Aug 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

En what were de differences in uniform between WAS/7YW and AWI?
just curious

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 9:00 a.m. PST

I'd be interested in hearing your response too. I'm not aware of any difference other than the colours and different inhabers, but I'm happy to receive solid information to the contrary.


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 11:06 a.m. PST

I just looked up the David Moirier paintings of Hessian grenadiers in 1748. Check out the Fife and Drum forum for pictures showing the difference:


The difference appears to be primarily in the length of the waistcoat and the height of the grenadier mitre versus the SYW/AWI uniforms. Of course, the mitre wouldn't be a problem with the musketeer figures.

I don't believe that the figure you are looking for is made by any other company in the 25/30mm size, so if the waistcoat is a problem for you, then I'm afraid that you are probably out of luck sport.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 12:26 p.m. PST

Update: some of the Hessian uniforms had the shorter waistcoat too:

Short waistcoat

Long waistcoat

seneffe28 Aug 2017 3:11 p.m. PST

WAS Hessian infantry looked rather different from the way they did in the SYW and AWI. Fuller uniforms with longer waistcoats and laced lapels and cuffs- actually quite an elaborate uniform.

I have used SYW Hanoverian infantry figures for WAS Hessians. Paint a few up as Hessians to try. The cuff shape is slightly different but overall they look very like the David Morier paintings from 1748.

Alte Fritz- the troops in short waistcoats in your link are actually WAS Brunswickers (Regts Weyhe, Imhoff and Kniestedt) rather than Hessians. All Morier's Hessians are in longer waistcoats.

For WAS Hessian Cavalry, I think probably the best match is SYW Prussian Dragoons. Not perfect, they lack the extra x-belt the Hessians used for their cartridge pouches, and the carbine is carried the other way up, but again the overall 'look' is very like the Morier paintings. The biggest problem, which I have never solved- is suitable trumpeters for the Reiter regiments.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 11:54 p.m. PST

Der Alte Fritz,Brownand and seneffe Thank you !

Long live the green Stuff and I do not think this will be a problem if I have the documentation …

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2017 11:26 p.m. PST

It is incredible the mass of figurines that it lacks on certain period and that because of the trade … The masters cost so much that all can not be done …

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