Next to join the forces of Prussia are the other two regiments built from the three packs of Old Glory Dragoons - DR #4 "2nd West Prussian" and DR #8 "Magdeburg, the later raised in 1815. I have previously covered the details of the Prussian Dragoon uniforms. These new regiments bring my Prussians Dragoons to four regiments total - as many as my French army. Sacre bleu!
First up is DR #8. I used different variations of Light Blue for each of these two regiments, and both are different from my two prior units. For this regiment I used Delta CC Caribbean Blue stained with CC Blue Lagoon.
This relatively light blue contrasts well with their yellow facings, I think.
The horses are "Light Chestnuts", with the trumpeter riding a light Grey horse.
The 8th regiment probably wasn't issued standards, at least until after Waterloo, but mine will carry one... eventually!
This is DR #4 "Zweites Westpreussiches". Although the Kollet jacket was authorized for dress occasions, on campaign the much longer Litewka coat was commonly worn.
The decidedly Turquoise coloration of this unit's coats was created by painting them Delta CC Turquoise, then stained CC Azure Blue. The horses are "Dark Bay", with the trumpeter astride a Light/dappled Grey.
Once again a standard is to be added later, probably by GMB. At least the colors for this unit are known!
The facings were painted first with CC Poppy red, which has a decidedly orange tone, then over painted with CC Fire red./ I wanted to make the color clearly distinct from DR #1's Crimson. The combination of the turquoise coats, orange-ish facings, and white belts reminds me a bit of the uniforms of the Miami Dolphins (American) football team. Perhaps Larry Csonka, Jim Kick, Dan Marino, and Mercury Morris are riding among their ranks? Showing my age there with players from the 1970's!
Yorckscher Marsch, "March of Yorck's Korps".
Curiously it was written by Ludwig von Beethoven in 1809 as the "March for the Bohemian Landwehr". It was also associated with the former East German military.