Friday, June 29, 2007

Unit Profile: Grenadier Regiment von Platzen (Schwarze Grenadiere)

Grenadier Regiment von Platzen (Schwarze Grenadiere)
Inhaber: Colonel Rupert von Platzen
Commander: Colonel Rupert von Platzen
Depot: Platzenheim
Battle honors:


Regimental standardGrenadier uniform


Already obtaining a reputation for their eye-catching black uniforms with red facings, the Von Platzen Grenadiers recruit mostly in the hereditary lands of the Landgraf von Platzen around the town of Platzenheim. The regimental Inhaber is the third son of the current Landgraf. While his older brothers were born to the Landgraf's first wife who died giving birth to the second, Rupert is the eldest son of the Landgraf's second wife, and much of the regiment is reportedly financed from elements of his mother's own family fortune.

In their first major action at Hirschtal, the Schwarze Grenadiere performed adequately in extended volley fire but failed to distinguish themselves by any major achievement, earning no battle honors.

2 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

It looks good. They should all look good when together on the field of battle.


-- Jeff

Stokes Schwartz said...

A striking uniform! Looking forward to seeing them in the flesh.

Enjoy the weekend,

Stokes