By Terence Wise
This article through Terence clever explores a few of the interesting peoples who comprised the traditional armies of the center East: the Sumerians, who have been the 1st to introduce using bronze into war, and have been centuries prior to the Egyptians within the use of the wheel вЂ“ The Akkadians, whose citizen military used to be composed nearly fullyyt of sunshine troops вЂ“ The Babylonians, whose humans have been granted land in go back for military provider вЂ“ the horned warriors of the Elamites вЂ“ the Egyptians, with thier heavy spearmen and archers вЂ“ the tribal and warlike Libyans вЂ“ Nubians and Ethiopians вЂ“ Hyksos вЂ“ the armies of the Hittite Empire вЂ“ the ocean humans and others.
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In this regiment officers took metallic lace embellishment (stickerei) to extremes. It appeared as usual on non-lapel buttons and buttonholes, but also outlined the lapels, cuffs and cuffs flaps, oddly not the cuff flap buttons themselves perhaps to prevent making these flaps too stiff to easily button over. All drums had brass shells embossed with the rampant, striped Hessian lion. Drum hoops were most commonly painted with diagonal red and white stripes, through peculiar regimental patterns abound.
This depicts a Hessian lion supporting an eight-pointed star bearing the crowned and quartered arms of Hesse. Colours were red with medium blue piles or “flames”. Note that the Fahnenjunker or colour bearer has a white cane in keeping with the painting of all fusilier pole arms and staffs. Of the same motif, the colours case wrapped about his body is also white. Fusilier-Regiment von Knyphausen The fusilier cap had a frontal plate of lesser height than that worn by grenadiers, bearing the rampant Hessian lion.
Soldiers’ lace was plain white. In this regiment officers took metallic lace embellishment (stickerei) to extremes. It appeared as usual on non-lapel buttons and buttonholes, but also outlined the lapels, cuffs and cuffs flaps, oddly not the cuff flap buttons themselves perhaps to prevent making these flaps too stiff to easily button over. All drums had brass shells embossed with the rampant, striped Hessian lion. Drum hoops were most commonly painted with diagonal red and white stripes, through peculiar regimental patterns abound.