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BayreuthvonSeybothen21 Jun 2018 5:51 p.m. PST

So I am interested in modeling Anspach-Beyreuth troops for playing Yorktown. I have been looking online to see how to best model them and I have found pictures showing the grenadiers wearing miter caps but also bearskins in the French style. Does anyone know which is correct? Is it dependent on what period I am modeling the bearskins I have seen say they are shown around 1777 and the miter caps 1790.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2018 6:45 p.m. PST

I know the plates with the bearskin.
Unfortunately you will have to do head transplants to get that in 28mm.
Again, I'm going by the Cool Factor. I would prefer bearskin.

Fridericus22 Jun 2018 8:41 a.m. PST

Mitre caps is correct. Only the Anhalt-Zerbst grenadiers hat bearskin caps. Some people might have been confused by pages 196 and 197 in "Uniforms of the American War of Independence" which show both, soldiers of Ansbach-Bayreuth and Anhalt-Zerbst contingents of "Hessians".
Have a look at my blog which shows the 1st Regiment of Ansbach-Bayreuth: link

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