Prussian 7th Line Infantry Regiment Standard Bearer

Price: $74.95


First Legion

Fought from 1756 through 1763, the war involved most of the major world powers and was fought not only in Europe, but throughout various colonial holdings around the world. First Legion’s intent with the range is to cover the European conflict in detail, and they have decided to start off with the Battle of Kunersdorf fought on August 12th 1759 between the Prussians and a combined Austro-Russian Army.

Kunersdorf was by far Frederick the Great's worst defeat and while it may seem strange to cover his greatest loss in battle, since he was certainly the finest military mind of the age, First Legion feels that the battle offers a variety of interesting troops, attacks and counterattacks, and cavalry charges by both sides. It was a battle that Frederick won in the morning, and lost in the afternoon as he continued to press the attack despite the protests of his generals. The Prussians struggled through poor terrain, against strong allied positions, and in extremely hot weather. Frederick's attacks finally ground to a halt due to a combination of fierce resistance along with the thirst and exhaustion of the Prussian troops. When the Austro-Russian force counterattacked the Prussian army came apart, virtually dissolving.

This flag bearer proudly carries the national flag of Prussia. It is notable for the use of Prussian Blue, the first long lasting synthetic blue pigment developed after the knowledge of producing Egyptian Blue was lost.