Post by prussianhussaruk on Sept 1, 2017 13:49:15 GMT
Looking for ideas as to how to treat these within the rules? We use to play WRG rules and they treated them as warriors who wanted to charge, rather than stand and fire. Having read 'Savory' he doesn't give any clues as to how they differed.
Looking for ideas as to how to treat these within the rules? We use to play WRG rules and they treated them as warriors who wanted to charge, rather than stand and fire. Having read 'Savory' he doesn't give any clues as to how they differed. Although they are clearly used as assault troops as they lead the advance with the British grenadiers.
I rate them superior. I assume that they were drilled the same like all the other units of the british army. They distinguished themselfs during the assault at the village of Fontenoy. I rate normal british lineinfantry superior for shooting only. The small difference reflect the fact, that the highlanders were very tough fighters in melees.
The Royal Ecossaise were rated by me the same like the irish regiments of the French army. Standard for shooting (I assume they were drilled like french line infantry) and superior for everything else.
Es marschierten drei Regimenter wohl über den Rhein...
Post by prussianhussaruk on Sept 30, 2017 11:11:55 GMT
Having now re-looked at all the battles in Europe, they certainly should not be fielded as light infantry. This just leaves whether to field them as normal infantry or to consider the '45' amendments for them.
We have nearly finished our basing, so should get our first battle before Xmas.
I'll give a contrary opinion. The regiments were raised and sent to Germany to act as light troops. I've seen references that they weren't trained in musketry at all. I wouldn't count them as lights, but definitely not the same as British redcoats.
Tactically they were used on raids and as shock troops not like regulars.
They should be inferior in musketry, superior in melee. They should move faster too as they wouldn't be as concerned about formations.
Prussian Hussar in the end you can field them as you wish, but they don't feel like regulars to me in Europe (now I would field them as regulars at Louisbourg and Quebec). I'm basing this on Savory (got my borrowed library copy by my chair) and the Kronoskaf site www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=87th_Foot
I don't see them as light troops like the Jaegers but as irregulars. Yes they were used as shock troops to lead the advance at both Klostercamp and Warburg, but I have a hard time finding a reference to them fighting in a line of battle fire fight. It seems in both cases they were chosen for their willingness to get into hand to hand. They did get used in an awful lot of raids however.
i'd give them a plus on movement, a plus n hand to hand, a minus on shooting. But references are sparse and there is plenty of room for disagreement.