And here's the last Austrian hussar for now, of Regiment Esterházy.
Raised 1742 at the expense of Prince Esterházy. Inhaber Prince Esterházy - From 1762 Inhaber Lusinsky. At Prague, Leuthen, Maxen, Hochkirch, Berlin and Torgau.
Uniform - Light brown kalpack with red bag, yellow cords. Light blue pelisse and dolman with yellow lace, red pants with yellow lace, buttons brass, yellow and blue barrel sash, yellow boots with yellow braid edging and red tassel, red sabretache with yellow "E" monogram and crown in yellow, yellow edge, brown leather straps, sabre with brass furniture. Shabraque deep blue with yellow border and yellow "E" monogram and crown.
The sabretache and consequently shabraque design is taken from a photograph of a surviving example shown in the Osprey volume on the Hungarian Hussar; it is very crude which rather suggests that most depictions of Austrian hussar equipment of the period may be somewhat romanticised!
The template can be found here: http://www.woodward.toucansurf.com/SYW/AustrianHussarRegimentEsterhazyDM1.png
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Posted by David at Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
Raised 1696. Distinguished with the Reichsarmee from 1758. Also at Lobositz, Prague, Kolin, Moys, Chemnitz, Torgau, Freiberg.
Uniform - Light brown kalpack with red bag, yellow cords. Green pelisse and dolman with red lace, mid blue pants with red lace, buttons brass, red and yellow barrel sash, black boots with red braid edging and tassel, green sabretache with black double headed eagle (sword, orb, claws and beaks in yellow) and crown in yellow, yellow edge, brown leather straps, sabre with brass furniture. Shabraque red with yellow border.
Again, this has significant differences in the details from the other Austrian hussar regiments - and was also one of the few in a largely green uniform.
The template can be found here: http://www.woodward.toucansurf.com/SYW/AustrianHussarRegimentBaranyayDM1.png
The last Austrian hussar will follow shortly - a trooper of Regiment Esterhazy.
Posted by David at Wednesday, August 13, 2008