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Prussian German Ranks
« on: September 03, 2017, 08:12:00 pm »
I've looked around for a German site or some website containing some Prussian ranks that were used during the Napoleonic Wars, either on their shoulders on arms.

The help will be most appreciated. :)

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Re: Prussian German Ranks
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 08:14:13 pm »
That's what we used in Nr.88.

Stabsoffiziere
Oberst-Oberst
Oberstleutnant-Olt
Major-Maj

Offiziere
Hauptmann-Hpt
Leutnant-Lt
Unterleutnant-Ult

Unteroffiziere
Fähnrich-Fhn
Feldwebel-Fw
Unteroffizier-Uffz

Mannschaft
Gefreiter-Gefr
Grenadier-Gren
Fusilier-Fus
Soldat-Sld
Kadett-Kdt

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Re: Prussian German Ranks
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 08:19:27 pm »
Oh no, I've got the ranks, for sure.

What I'm looking for are the rank insignias on which the Prussians used to identify each rank. Whether it was on their shoulders on worn on the arm.

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Re: Prussian German Ranks
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 02:38:39 am »
Hello, Garrel!
I found this which may be able to help you have a look at what they possibly looked like.
http://www.hessenantique.com/Flecktarn_Rank_p/3119813.htm

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Re: Prussian German Ranks
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 04:58:57 am »
You're asking for something that doesn't exist, basically.

NCOs were distinguished from the enlisted men by galloon tape on their collars, sleeve cuffs, and along the top hand of their shakos, and by the wearing of gloves and canes. Before 1806 they carried a halberd or spontoon called the Kurzgewehr instead of a musket. Grades of non-commissioned officer were not indicated on their uniform.

Officers had sashes around the waist, canes and gloves, and shoulder straps with strip of galloon which only partiailly indicated rank: lieutenants wore a single stripe down the middle from 1808-1812, then they wore two strips along the sides; captains wore two strips along the sides from 1808-1812, then they had galloon along all the sides and the pointed end with the button. Staff-officers (major to colonel) had the straps with strips along the whole edge until they were replaced by epaulettes. Generals' epaulettes had fringes and a metal-threaded field, while the regimental officers' did not. No distinction existed between different grades of general or field-marshal (except for the marshal's baton).

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Re: Prussian German Ranks
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 01:45:49 pm »
The images will be enough for me to work off from. I just needed to know what they had.

Thanks anyhow.

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Re: Prussian German Ranks
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 02:21:29 pm »
I know that mine wasn't the most accurate seeing as they're more modern but trying to give you an image of what they could've looked like.

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Re: Prussian German Ranks
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 05:19:17 pm »
They weren't distinguished in a fancy way it's pretty hard to make ranks for prussian and austria

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Re: Prussian German Ranks
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 09:14:55 pm »
They weren't distinguished in a fancy way it's pretty hard to make ranks for prussian and austria

Is it?

I don't think it'll stop me having a go. :)