To all Gentlemen Volunteers,
Lieut. Col. Commandant EMMERICK,
Is now raising Six Companies of Foot, to consist of 360 Rank and File, and Two Troops of Light Dragoons, to consist of 100 Men, who will receive immediately their Bounty before attested; their Pay, Provision, and Cloathing regular, and agreeable to the King's Allowance, without clipping or deduction. To any that bring Horses fit for the Service, the Price will be paid immediately. ------- For which Purpose proper Officers will be stationed in New-York, on Long-Island, Staten-Island, Philadelphia, and elsewhere. The Refugees who are single Young Men, and out of Employ, should particularly manifest their Zeal on this Occasion, and shew that they are in Reality Friends to his Majesty.
Whoever knows EMMERICK, knows that his Soldiers live like Gentlemen, and that all such as behave well, he treats like a Brother.
God Save the King
These are the Eureka Continental dragoon figures again, which I've used to model the mounted element of the corps. I see no reason why these figures can't also be used for loyalist units and I'm already working on a second one (the East Florida Rangers). The mounted troop of Emmerich's Chasseurs only appears in the Indian Field scenario, as a 4-figure unit. So Emmerich's Chasseurs are never going to be a priority for an AWI wargamer, but it's not often one has an excuse to paint up loyalist cavalry and it doesn't take long to do 4 figures. And they look pretty. The uniform of a dark green coat faced dark blue with black tricorne follows an illustration by Lefferts (see here). When the unit was first raised in 1777, it is probable that the recruits wore the uniforms of the regiments from which they were drafted - so green coats faced white, blue of red as was customary for loyalist troops in the war's early years. It appears that new uniforms were obtained in autumn 1778, possibly red coats as the loyalists began to be re-clothed into red coats around this time. I liked the combination of green and blue so decided to go with Lefferts. I followed this uniform through for the infantry element of the corps, which I'll write about in my next post.
4 figures. Painted October 2015.