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AICUSV14 Jun 2018 2:48 p.m. PST

During the 7YW what color was the canteen carried by Austrian Dragoons? I know the sling is white. Thanks

Garde de Paris15 Jun 2018 10:25 a.m. PST

I don't recall ever seeing an illustration of an Austrian 7YW cavalryman with a water flask, except for a black & white Ottenfeld print of a hussar, page 33 of Osprey 271, The Austrian Army, 1740-80: Cavalry.

It is the same shape as the infantry flask, which shows twice in Osprey 276 for the Infantry. Page C shows a soldier of Deutschmeister, flask on white strap, body a "brownish" light grey, with dark brown straps vertical from the stopper and horizontal. Another flask lies on the ground for Wied, white strap, and same coloring.

On page E we see Hungarian Joseph Esterhazy fusilier with gray strap! But otherwise, same coloring.


AICUSV15 Jun 2018 11:28 a.m. PST

It is round flask with small cross straps. The figures are Crusader's. If no one has a clue, guess i paint it what ever I want.

Garde de Paris16 Jun 2018 2:25 a.m. PST

"Round flask with small cross-straps" sounds like the "typical" flask seen for the infantry.

There is a dark brown start formed as a "Y" around the stopper on top, running vertically down to the bottom of the flask. Another dark brown strap runs from left to fight across the flask.

Worn light gray with a hint of brown is all I have ever seen.


Garde de Paris16 Jun 2018 2:32 a.m. PST

I entered "Osprey Austrian Infantry, Seven Years War" on the internet, and it brought up dozens of pictures of Austrian troops of all arms of service. I hope this pastes here:



AICUSV16 Jun 2018 6:00 p.m. PST

Thanks Ray

seneffe25 Jun 2018 1:20 p.m. PST

Here is an Austrian Dragoon canteen from the very end of the WAS. Unfortunately- the only image I can find on the internet is black and white, but in the original it is natural wood with metal hoops and fittings I believe.


Hope that helps.

AICUSV26 Jun 2018 3:48 p.m. PST


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