Lieb Garde

Lieb Garde
The Leib Garde of Hesse Seewald

Saturday, December 31, 2016

New Year's Greetings From Hesse Seewald

The Elector Georg Ludwig II (self styled King of Hesse Seewald) and his family wish everyone a happy and prosperus New Year on 2017. The Elector regrets the lack of news reported from his country in 2016, but this is more a function of the Phony War that existed between Hesse Seewald and Saxony.
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.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Battle of Trentonburg

Battle of Trentonburg Click Pix to enlarge.

Please check out the Battle of Trentonburg fought on Christmas Eve, posted on my Der Alte Fritz Journal blog.

Der Alte Fritz Journal Blog

This is the very first battle fought by the Hesse Seewald army and they won a moderate victory over the Saxons, who were in Winter quarters in the quiet little town of Trentonburg.

2017 will see the addition of Hesse Seewald cavalry which is needed to fend off the forces of evil Saxony.

CR1 Garde du Corps
CR2 Wittman Cuirassiers
CR3 Hammerstein Cuirassiers

DR1 Munchausen Dragoons
DR2 Buddenbrock Dragoons
DR3 Corps of Guides (Light Dragoons) - add a second squadron

HR1 von Hetzer Hussars