Friday, August 22, 2014

Nec Aspera Terrent

I finished the rebasing of my Hannoverians, so I proudly present my Hannoverian contingent which represents a small but reliable force of 16 battalions and 24 squadrons commanded by Lt. General Von Sporcken.

The Hannoverian heavy cavalry regiments are on 3 squadrons, so I based them in pairs; for the history and the war records of any regiments, their name is linked to the corresponding entries in Kronoskaf:

The Garde du Corps and Grenadiers a Cheval mustered 2 squadrons altogether for a full-strenght total of 374 rank and file: however I decided to represent them as a regiment since they were present at Hastenbeck, Krefeld, Minden, Vellinghausen and Wilhelmsthal. The two units were amalgamated in 1763 and disbanded in 1803.

The Luckner Hussars, four squadrons in 1760, here in its first green uniform, changed into white after 1760:

The Hannoverian regiments were 1 battalion strong, only the Garde being a two-battalion regiment: accordingly I based them in pairs, the coupling being selected at random. Again the regiment names are linked to Kronoskaf.

From left to right:

A close-up of  the 6A Hardenberg/2A von Sporken base:

To complete my Hannoverian contingent I need a couple of dragoons regiments, the field and heavy artillery, the converged grenadiers battalions and some light troops like the Legion Britannique with its multicolored battalions.


MSFoy said...


They look marvellous - really good.

The Flayed Man (Ex-Kronos) said...

They do look great.

Tom said...

Very nice indeed. Specially the picture of the battle lines where we get the mass effect.