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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2021 2:43 p.m. PST

"…I have just finished some of the dismounted Prussian Hussars, which I need to fight the Austrian Grenzers in the woods at Korbitz…."




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von Schwartz ver 215 Mar 2021 5:11 p.m. PST

Does anyone do dismounted SYW, hussars, in 15mm? Could be busby or mirliton? Dismounted dragoons would be useful too.

jambo129 Mar 2021 8:48 a.m. PST

Lovely plates, what a magnificent uniform. Quite superb.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Apr 2021 7:51 a.m. PST

Minden makes dismounted Prussian Hussars in both busbies and mirliton. Of course, they aren't in the 15mm size that you seek.

Beeker07 Apr 2021 12:20 p.m. PST

Ah.. excellent.. I've been looking for an excuse to ask this question for some time. Hussar Reg't 7… Yellow shabraque with blue wolf's teeth… or Blue shabraque with yellow wolf's teeth??? Pictures above show the varied presentation. Seems this can also be extended to the Russian Soumy Hussar Reg't which patterned itself on Prussia's reg't #7 (i'm assuming????).

Almost all Hussar regiments in Prussian and Russian (1790-1804) service seem to have shabraques that match the colour of the dolman. Was Reg't #7 an outlier?

Seeking clarification and / or corrections to the above.

All responses appreciated in advance!

Beeker07 Apr 2021 6:11 p.m. PST

Sorry – my own correction – that should be the colour of the shabraque 'normally' matching the colour of the pelisse and NOT the dolman.

My question remains… is Husar regm't # 7 an outlier in this regard or are the representations of the shabraque in yellow with blue wolves teeth simply inaccurate?

Mollinary15 Apr 2021 12:27 a.m. PST

Hi Beeker,

I have two sources for Prussian uniforms on the period of Frederick the Great, which I believe are considered as authoritative as it is possible to be at this distance in time: Hans Bleckwenn's Die Friderizianischen Uniformen, and Daniel Hohrath's magisterial work on The uniforms of Frederick's army published by Verlag Militaria. The latter includes colou photos of uniform examples still in existence in German collections. Both agree on the shabraque being blue, with yellow sawtooth edging, piped white. As indeed does Kronoskaf, the best online source I have come across. Hope this helps.

Beeker15 Apr 2021 11:20 a.m. PST

Fantastic! Was hoping for as close to original sources as possible on this!

Much appreciated Mollinary. The scales of tipping to blue!


Mollinary15 Apr 2021 11:32 a.m. PST


You are welcome. This is, I believe, exactly what this forum is for.

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