A complete military history of the ImagiNation of Ober Nord Westfalen!
Interesting, as always.I suppose the change of the grenadier mitre to a bearskin followed the example of Prussia, and that bearskin and tricornes were substituted with shakos when OSW became part of the CotR. Thus bearskins appeared 'in the field' only during the fateful campaign of 1805.Now I have a problem with the blue plume of the 1806 grenadier and the white pom-pon of the musketeer, since it doesn't fit with descriptions at earlier and later dates... A temporary reversal, or an archivist lapsus calami immortalized by Knötel and Funcken?Wonder what the pioneers and Militär Transportiert / Transportkorps uniforms looked like? Compliments,Jean-Louis
Oops! There was indeed a slip of the pen at one stage! The correct colours for line infantry shako plumes (1807-1815+)are:Grenadiers: BlueMusketiers: WhiteFusiliers: GreenThese distinctions were followed by the GRzF until 1813 when a blavk horse falling plume was adopted. The Grenadier Regt formed in 1813 also wore a falling horsehair plume, but in white. I have found one errant post and corrected the information therein. Thanks for picking up on an elementary error.The Margrafin says I am to sack the scribe!
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