Saturday, 18 December 2021

Regiment Prinz Carl

Raised in 1702 Musketier-Regiment Prinz Carl, named after its patron, Prince Carl, fought at White Plains and in the Chesapeake Raid.



Completed last Friday, this is battalion number three of the four I am doing for this collection.




7 comments:

  1. Another smart regiment beautifully done Mark. The nomenclature reminds me of the Saxon regiments in the Napoleonic wars, named after the patron rather than the region.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence. I will finish the final unit tonight. That idea of patronage is very Germanic and existed in the German and Austrian armies until WWI.

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  2. I can almost hear the tromp as they advance. Very nice work,looking forward to seeing all these on the table.

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    1. Yes the do have that look of determination and measured step, don’t they. Here’s hoping they live up to their appearance when they do make it to the table!

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  3. Very nice Mark…
    Lovely standards as well…

    Of course you do know that there will need to be a parade.­čśü

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    1. Oh a parade if definitely in the offing! The last battalion is now all kitted out and due to shuffle onto the parade ground in a day or two.

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  4. Very nice uniform Mark. Of course the British army regiments had a similar naming protocol in the early to mid eighteenth century....Munros, Barrells etc. I am not sure exactly when they stopped being known by the Cols. name and moved to the numbering system and regional affiliations...sometime between 1748 and 1756 I would guess.

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