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Major Bloodnok22 Dec 2019 5:55 a.m. PST

I am in the process of painting troops for the Seven Weeks War. I need to paint up three units of Prussian Landwehr.
Were the landwehr wear the shako or were they wearing peaked feldmuetze? Thanks.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

shako .

mollinary22 Dec 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

I think Jurgen is right regarding what was authorised in regulations. However, I think there is some evidence (including at least one painting of Langensalza) which imply some regiments had still not received them, and wore the old fashioned, Napoleonic style, peaked feldmutze. Unfortunately I have not seen anything which indicates which regiments wore which headgear.

mollinary22 Dec 2019 1:16 p.m. PST

Nigel Smith in his Armies of 1866, cites the 20th Landwehr, among others (unnamed) as wearing a dark blue, black peaked, feldmutze, with a red band and red piping, with the Landwehr cross at the front.

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