Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hesse-Engelburg Troop Dispositions

While precise dispositions of Hesse-Engleburg troops are in some places difficult to pin down, especially with new units forming, the following concentrations are known or believed to be in specific (or un-specific) locations.

1) Vergoldeten - 6 battalions of infantry under Generalmajor Count Manfred von Waffenschmidt are still believed to be wintering here, along with a few detachments of Hussars.
2) On the road from Tipplebruder - A mixed formation of musketeers, jager, and hussars are believed to be on the road back home from Tipplebruder now that the situation seems stable there.
3) Somewhere at sea - The Hesse-Engelburg squadron and troops under Ambassador Colonel Freidrick von Heiner are believed to be somewhere at sea still, on their way to....somewhere. Troops include over 500 men in uniforms resembling the Gallian marines, and a detachment of Garde du Corps Prinzessin Gertrude hussars.
4) Stollen - A small part of Garde du Corps Prinzessin Gertrude hussars under one Major Rudel have been camping on the lawn of the Grand Duke's palace through the winter, waiting for an audience.
5) Hesse-Engelburg - elements of at least 8 infantry regiments and at least 3 cavalry regiments are either active or forming, plus jagers and artillery.

3 comments:

abdul666 said...

Interesting - thanks for posting this summarized info.
Now, we have here the full Hesse-Engelburger OOB, and e.g. with some 18-20+ infantry units we learn that we still have many uniforms to discover...

Cheers,
Jean-Louis

tradgardmastare said...

Most interesting - perhaps others would like to give their dispositions as spring approaches?

Stokes Schwartz said...

Ah, so that's who has been leaving cigar butts and candy wrappers in the formal garden! Hives will have to alert Irwin-Amadeus to the presence of Herr Major von Rudel.

Best Regards,

Stokes