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Blake Walker14 Jun 2009 10:31 p.m. PST

I'm in sort of a quandary. I don't have any light troops for either of my 15-mm SYW armies for Koenigs Krieg. Both my Anglo-Hannoverian and French armies for Continental Europe.

But the rules only allow British Light Infantry for America. What should I do? Buy British Lt. Dragoons and maybe some Hussars for the French? Or purchase French Light Infantry?

Also, Old Glory doesn't make Jagers for their Hannoverians. And Essex doesn't have any chasseur figures for their French range. Or should I not even worry about having light troops for my armies when I start playing? I didn't know what difference having (or not having light troops) would make with Koenigs Krieg…

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2009 10:40 a.m. PST


See Der Alte Fritz's answer in this posting: TMP link


Personal logo timurilank Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2009 12:44 p.m. PST


If you are collecting the Anglo Hannoverian army, do check the Hannoverians as they would be able to field the Légion Britannique. See for further info:


As for the French, there were very few Hussar regiments, but do look for the many volunteer mounted units that were raised. Some did serve in the campaign in Western Germany.


Blake Walker15 Jun 2009 1:37 p.m. PST

I got it on good authority that British Light Dragoons fought as regular Dragoons when a regiment was assigned to Western Germany. And as you said, the French had few hussar regiments and most of their light infantry and cavalry operated in America. So I'm not doing any light troops for my armies, since I'm building up forces for the Continent.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP15 Jun 2009 3:48 p.m. PST

In the SYW light troops often meant light in baggage, not a skirmishing capability technically the legion
Britannique are very poor line, to let them skirmish would be inviting them to desert..also "light" troops were often no more than speed bumps and distractions. There were genuine lights, like the handful of jaeger and , perhaps the grenze, but all the rest were usually raised by entrepreneurial charlatans and were little better than uniformed vandals

bavoisSYW15 Jun 2009 5:06 p.m. PST

I mainly do Bavarians and have started on some Reichsarmee. I read a thread on here called Light Trops and Koenig Krieg but for some reason its not coming back up. Lost in the ether, I suppose. Anyway. To answer the post, I order my Old Glory from Drew and Dragonfire Games in Brisbane. His shop email is Not sure what his contact phone number is. Anyway he stocks Old Glory. I know that Old Glory do a Luckner Hussars and Freytags Freikorp bag as well as a Legion Britannique bag. So any British or Hanoverian troops you want are in those bags. The French have at least two light Infantry bags but I have never bothered to have a look at them. But your Continental French can have them. From your post I'd say you need to go to and get a new version of the rules, which have just been released. I have been reading my copy non stop. Really good work. Oh no I think I am becoming one of those fan boys!!!!!!!

Musketier16 Jun 2009 2:32 a.m. PST

Blake and other interested parties,
as explained elswhere I'm giving up 15mm due to poor eyesight. I have unpainted OG15 French and Hanoverian Lights that I'd be happy to send to a good billet.

Contact me at armchairgeneralAThotmailDOTcom and perhaps we can work something out.

rob1276329 Jul 2009 5:12 p.m. PST

Play Austrians as they have plenty of lights.Rob

French Wargame Holidays29 Jul 2009 5:20 p.m. PST

change rules, lights are a part of the battlefeild!

von Schwartz20 Sep 2018 5:22 p.m. PST

What about Prussian Freikorps and Jager not to forget Hanoverian mixed jaegers, mounted and foot. Of course there are the Austrians, the "White Menace" with Grenz and a few jaeger, and the large number of French chasseur units.

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