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Terry3707 Jun 2018 5:50 a.m. PST

I am seeking info on painting Hessian generals in the AWI, specifically their uniforms and their shabraque. I have read that they typically wore the uniform of their regiment, but what additional details might a general have worn? Any pictures would be excellent!



Winston Smith07 Jun 2018 7:19 a.m. PST

I've been painting the General in the uniform of his regiment, if known.
I default to red facings.
I paint the saddle cloth in the facings color. Of course that could result in a yellow saddle cloth, so I paint it red. grin

Sigwald07 Jun 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

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posting pics seems like such a challenge for me lately.Getting old and cranky apparently. Anyway as John says I would paint a general as any ole Hessian officer and use facing color lined with button color (silver or gold) for saddle cloth. The plate represents v. Ditfurth

DHautpol07 Jun 2018 9:19 a.m. PST

The Prussian model, which the Hessian army seemed to follow, was to add a border of short white feathers to the hat. It was this feather trim which distinguished Prussian generals from the other officers as the uniforms all followed the same pattern.

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