Some updated unit previews for the upcoming Nine Years War submod.
Unit names in order: Hohenlohe Regiment, Venetian cuirassiers, Spanish-Milanese dragoons in Venetian service.
The Hohenlohe Regiment were a German regiment raised by the Count-Prince Leopold Friedrich of Hohenlohe in 1691. The regiment had 10 companies of musketeers and 1 company of grenadiers, I will include grenadiers from this regiment in the upcoming release of the Nine Years War submod. In 1694 there were 2 other German units in Venetian service, include the Bayreuth Regiment and the Waldeck Regiment. The Hohenlohe Regiment was among those sent to the Peloponese in the Morean War of 1684-99. Venice was not a participant in the Nine Years War in part because of this. France was the main provider of Venetian artillery prior to the Nine Years War, and the fact Venice was surrounded by the Austria, the Spanish controlled Duchy of Milan, its German state allies, and their Italian ally the Duchy of Savoy also ensured it would not get involved on the French side.
An ealy 18th century tapestry shows Venetian cuirassiers still wearing the three-quarters armor that was already obsolete by this time. There appear to have been at least two cuirassier regiments, one with red cuffs and another with blue cuffs. One of them was called the Girona regiment. The cuirassier below is based on a picture I found of a Venetian cuirassier from 1685. It appears they sometimes wore helmets, but perhaps not always, based on the image, In the tapestry however, they are wearing helmets so I may include both helmeted and non-helmeted cuirassiers for this faction.
Venetian dragoons at this time looked very similar in style to their French counterparts. Venetian dragoons wore red coats with yellow facings, while Spanish and Milanese dragoons in Venetian service wore the opposite. Both wore French-style dragoon caps, very close to English grenadier caps.