|DR3 - the Hesse Seewald Corps of Guides travels through the town of Grunwald on its way to Trentonburg on Christmas Eve (the figures are Fife & Drum AWI British 16th Light Dragoon figures painted in HS livery).|
The year ended with a victory over the Saxons at Trentonburg on Christmas Eve and represented the first blooding of the Hesse Seewald army, commanded by the Erbprinz Friedrich. A parade in his honor is being organized in the capital city of Gotha early in the New Year.
Georg Ludwig is planning an expansion of his army in 2017, notably the addition of more cavalry, and the increase of one company per regiment in the infantry. This will enable the army to detach the grenadier companies and converge them into two grenadier battalions, while maintaining the 30-figure complement in the musketeer regiments.
Concurrently, there are rumors that Saxony will rebuild its depleted army so that it no longer has to rely on the Austrians for infantry in its battles.
Stay tuned for more information postings in 2017 as the war between Hesse Seewald and Saxony heats up.