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#1 Backtheattack

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:29 AM

Visited the local Museum at Weidenberg near Bayreuth/Bavaria. It`s a Museum under private ownership dealing with the former garrison and military units at Bayreuth. While visiting I noticed 2 dioramas dealing with the american war of independence. First one dealing with the battle of Grmantown, May 18., 1778. Ansbach-Bayreuth infantry and Jäger fighting with troops under General Washington. Hessian troops are well known, but there where other soldiers from different earls who fight there. Ansbach-Bayreuth was an county reigned by Earl Alexander von Ansbach-Bayreuth who need money because of the so called Seven-Years-War.

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:33 AM

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At February 28., 1777, he sends his sold troops to Amerika. The troops under Oberst von Eyb were Regiment Bayreuth (650 soldiers), Regiment Ansbach (650 soldiers), Jägers (100 soldiers) and 4 canon with 40 soldiers. They arrived at June 3., 1777.

 



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Posted 12 May 2019 - 12:34 AM

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 09:09 AM

That's a very nice, well done diorama.  Thanks for posting it.  I grew up and lived about 4 miles for where the battle was fought.  This is recent issue Army battle streamer for the Battle of Germantown.  I have kept it because this battle was so near where I lived.

 

Thanks for the photos.

 

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:44 AM

Hello Dennis, great item, thank`s for posting.



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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:24 PM

This diorama has so many elements. It immediately grabs your attention. I love the painted figures.

 

Semper Fi.

 

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 10:00 PM

Are the figures flats?

 

Very strong German presence in PA.

 

Thanks for posting.



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Posted 06 June 2019 - 12:33 PM

Interesting that there's a lone Indian in the mix there.

 

In reality, at the battle of Barren Hill (May 17, 1778 - see https://www.history....ll-pennsylvania ) Lafayette assigned the 50 Oneida warriors attached to his command a screening mission. They pushed as far south east as Port Royal Avenue along the Ridge road.

 

There they encountered British General Grant's leading troops - possibly Hessian grenadiers. 

 

Each side took one look at the other, said "what?" (naked savages! scary mustaches and brass mitres!) then fired a volley and fell back.

 

There use to be a Pennsylvania historical marker commemorating this skirmish by the Roxborough Presbyterian church.

 

Ask me how I know all this...

 

Additional readings on those Ansbach-Bayreuth troops

http://exulanten.com/delta.html

http://www.hasselbac...ter/muster.html


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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:31 AM

manayunkman, #1 and #2, in this pics the figures are flat, #3 is a diorama with full figures, think in 1:35.




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