Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Regiment de Maffei

The Maffei Regiment have a blue coat (based on the Prussian uniform) with buff facings, grey stockings and black unlined caps.

The top figure pictured is a Grenadier (note the sling on the rifle so that they can throw grenades). The ratio of Grenadiers to Muskets is about 1:20 in these regiments. The drummers wear the opposite to the infantry.

Often in battle the Grenadiers were brought together to form a composite battalion.

Senior NCOs of this regiment wore a Green coat. Pictured here is the Colour Sergeant (Standard Bearer).

15mm Dixon figures Grenadier advancing. Click on image to enlarge.


Bluebear Jeff said...

I appreciate this "review" of your troops . . . and your notes on the differences that each unit enjoys.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

A good idea -and historically founded- to have the sergeants in a distingushing uniform.
Then I wonder... why *green*?

Just curious.