1742 Montigny, 1756 Dachenhausen, 1758 Alt-Bremer
The regiment was formed in 1665. The unit was engaged at Hastenbeck, Krefeld, Minden, Villinghausen, and Wilhemstal.
At Hastenbeck, two squadrons were detached from the main army and were located near Afferde along with two squadrons of the Schlütter Horse (No. 3B). During the battle, the squadrons were posted in a defile between Afferde and Diedersen to cover the extreme left rear of the Hanoverian position. Ordered to counterattack the French in Obensburg, the brigade was wildly successful as the French, in their confusion, fired on their Swiss allies thinking they were advancing Hanoverians. The recapture of Obensburg was short-lived as the French cavalry soon arrived and the Hanoverian cavalry withdrew covering the retreat of the rest of Cumberland's force.
At Krefeld, June 1758, the regiment was located in the center along with the cavalry regiment Hodenburg (No. 3B) as part of the brigade under Lt.-Gen. Oberg.
At Minden, August 1759, two squadrons formed, along with two squadrons of the 3rd Dragoons Guards, a portion of the second line of cavalry commanded by Lord Sackville. Lord Sackville's deliberate inactivity kept the unit out of any serious action. The later engagement at Villinghausen also saw the unit effectively kept out of combat.
At Wilhelmsthal, June 1762, the regiment fought as part of the cavalry corps which included the Garde du Corps, Hodenburg (No. 3B) and Veltheim Dragoons (No. 5C) regiments.
The regiment performed as a regular unit. It disbanded in 1803.
I chose this unit because of the flag. Fame, shown on the obverse of the flag, appealed to my sense of humour but my gaming unit has yet to cover itself in fame and glory (no comments about the overall commander… please). Unit painted in the fall of 2005.
Text & Flag: Pengel & Hurt, German States in the Seven Years War 1740 to 1762, Imperial Press