Friday, December 28, 2007

Unit Profile: Sumpflöwen Musketeers (The Marsh Lions)

Sumpflöwen Musketeers
Inhaber/Commander: Colonel Eric "Bussie" Burmeister
Depot: Zweibrücken
Battle honors: Vergoldeten, 1757

Regimental standardMusketeer uniformGrenadier uniform

Newly formed in late 1757 and recruited from the Zweibrücken area, the Regiment Sumpflöwen saw its first action at the Battle of Vergoldeten. Perhaps inspired by being brigaded with the famous Lintzer regiment, this regiment distinguished itself by executing its orders with a precision that surprised even its senior commanders, and put up a fusilade of musketry sufficient to shatter and enemy battalion.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Digression: Wargaming-related news

Rather than duplicate the post, I'll just point you over to my general wargaming blog at to read. Of SYW-related news, there's some figures mentioned for sale. :>

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Vergoldeten Update

A plate with the uniforms of Hesse-Engelburg troops engaged in the Battle of Vergoldeten has been posted on the Ober-Schweinsberg blog. Also, I expect to have the second part of the battle report up soon.