Seven Years War
Austrians and their Allies
One of my hobbies is wargaming. Though I seem to collect figures more than actually game. Currently I'm working on a collection from the Seven Years War (1756-1763), to use with Charles Grant's rules. Things are slowly coming together and below are a few shots of what I have to date.
The figures are all
18mm Eureka. My main uniform references are the Kronoskaf SYW site and my book
The Prussians and Allies are HERE
Units are chosen by the colours of their facings or on the appearance of their flags. I'm making no attempt to build a historical order of battle and, as with the assignment of grenadier companies to their battalions and their carrying colours, will bend the "historical rules" for my own purposes.
Austrian Contingent commander (centre), Infantry commander (left) and Cavalry commander (right) with escorts.
1st Brigade- Erzhog Carl (later IR2) / Bethlen (later IR52) Grenadier battalion and 1/ Los Rios Infantry Regiment (later IR9). ^
I know that the grenadiers didn't carry colours. Mine do.
2nd Brigade- 1/ Biberstein (aka Marschall-later IR Nr 18) and 1/Harrach Infantry Regiment (later IR Nr 47). ^
3rd Brigade- 1/ Lacy (later IR Nr 22) and Salm (later IR14) / de Ligne (later IR38) Grenadiers.^
4th Brigade- 1/ Haller (later IR Nr 31) Infantry Regiments and 1/ N. Esterhazy Infantry Regiments (later IR Nr 33). ^
Oguliner (left) and Liccaner (right) Karlstader Croats. ^
Kuerassiere Brigade- O'Donnell (later C14) and Alt Modena Regiments (disbanded at the end of the war). ^
Cavalry Brigade- Dragoon Regiment Saxe-Gotha (later DR Nr 28), Dragoon Regiment Zweibruecken-Birkenfeld (later DR Nr 39) and Hussar Regiment Kalnocky (later HR Nr 17). ^
Austrian artillery ^
1st Brigade- 1/Riazanskiy and 1/Rostovskiy Infantry Regiments in winter dress. ^
2nd Brigade- 1/Novgorodskiy and 1/Permskiy Infantry Regiments in summer campaign dress. ^
3rd Brigade-1/1st Grenadiers and 1/2nd Observation Corps Infantry Regiments in winter dress. ^
Cavalry Brigade- Rizhskiy Horse Grenadiers and Gruzhinskiy Hussars ^
Russian artillery with contingent commander and escorts. ^
French Contingent commander (centre), Infantry commander (left) and Cavalry commander (right) with escorts.
1st Brigade- 1/Poitou and 1/ Foix Regiments. ^
2nd Brigade- 1/Aquitaine and 1/Prince Louis of Nassau Regiments. ^
3rd Brigade- 1/Bretagne and 1/Chartres Regiments. ^
4th Brigade- 1/Bulkeley and 1/Ogilvey Regiments. ^
5th Brigade- 1/Vierzet and 1/Eptingen Regiments. ^
1st Cavalry Brigade- 1/Colonel-General Chevaux Legere and 1/Mestre de Camp Général Chevaux Legere Regiments ^
2nd Cavalry Brigade- Condé Chevaux Legere and Royal Dragoon Regiments ^
Light Troops- Corps de Fischer. ^
French artillery ^
Holy Roman Empire Contingent
1st Reich Auxilliary Brigade- 1/ Morawitsky (Bavarian) Infantry Regiment and 1/Spiznass (Württemberg) Infantry Regiment. ^
2nd Reich Auxilliary Brigade- Baden-Durlach/Salzburg Grenadiers and 1/Lubomirsky Saxon Infantry Regiment. ^
Reich Auxilliary Cavalry- Prinz Albrecht Saxon Chevauxleger Regiment and Staff. ^