Regimiento de Infantería Príncipe Ysenburg

Langraviato de Hesse-Cassel, 1748–1759

Regimiento de Infantería Príncipe Ysenburg, Hesse-Cassel 1748–1759

Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Ysenburg was owned by Prince Johann Casimir zu Ysenburg, the younger brother of Hesse-Cassel Generalleutnant Prinz Christian Ludwig zu Ysenburg. The regiment was in English pay during the Seven Years’ War, to fight for the Anglo-Prussian alliance. From 1756 to late 1757, the unit deployed to England with the Hessian expeditionary force, to avert the danger of a French invasion. After its return to Germany, Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Ysenburg served with the allied Army of Observation fighting the imperial Reichsarmee and combined French army in western Germany.

The dark blue uniform with straw-coloured facings and white lace makes this regiment a prime choice for wargamers interested in building a colourful army of the 18th century. Hesse-Cassel infantry was dressed and equipped in the Prussian fashion.


  • Generalmajor Johann Casimir Prinz zu Isenburg-Birstein, 1748–1759
  • Generalmajor J.A.F. von Bischhausen, 1759–1762
  • Generalmajor E.H. von Wilcke, 1762–1764


  • von Urff, 1754–1759
  • Oberst J.A.F. von Bischhausen, 1759
  • Oberst W.A. von Donop, 1760–1765


  • dark blue coat with yellow buttons and white lace
  • straw-coloured collar
  • straw-coloured lapels with white lace and yellow buttons
  • straw-coloured cuffs, two buttons and lace above each cuff
  • straw-coloured turnbacks
  • straw-coloured shoulder-strap on left shoulder
  • red stock (white for officers)
  • straw-coloured waistcoat with yellow buttons
  • straw-coloured breeches
  • black gaiters with yellow buttons
  • black tricornio hat with yellow edging and straw-coloured pompom
  • mitra de granaderos prusiana with yellow metal plate, straw-coloured bag, yellow metal base, yellow lace, and straw-coloured pompom
  • red and white pompom for NCOs
  • Officer’s sword, silver and red sash, and silver gorget for officers
Granaderos hessianos del Regimiento de Infantería Príncipe Isenburg sale el campo de Batalla de Bergen, 40 mm Miniaturas Nürnberger Meisterzinn 1102

Granaderos hessianos del Regimiento de Infantería Príncipe Isenburg sale el campo de Batalla de Bergen. Estas miniaturas de 40 mm fueron lanzadas en un molde de Nürnberger Meisterzinn y pintadas con pinturas de acrílico.

Historia de Campañas

  • Expedición a Inglaterra, 1756–1757
  • Batalla de Hastenbeck, 1757
  • Combate de Sandershausen, 1758
  • Combate de Landwehrhagen, 1758
  • Batalla de Bergen, 1759
  • Batalla de Minden, 1759
  • Asedio de Cassel, 1761
  • Batalla de Vellinghausen / Kirch-Denkern, 1761
  • Rearguard Action at Hofgeismarer Tor in Grebenstein, 1762


  • 2. Kurhessisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 82, 1902
  • 17. Infanterie-Regiment, 5. Kompanie, 1921

Generalmajor Prinz Johann Casimir zu Ysenburg fell at the Battle of Bergen, 1759. He was one of the highest-ranking casualties of the Seven Years’ War.


  • Funcken, L. & F.: Historische Uniformen des 18. Jahrhunderts, 2. Band, p. 90
  • Funcken, L. & F.: Historische Uniformen, Seite 48
  • Deutsche Uniformen im Zeitalter Friedrichs des Großen, Sturm Zigaretten, Dresden
  • Witzel, Rudolf: Hessen Kassels Regimenter in der Alliierten Armee 1762 (Norderstedt 2007)

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