The Feldjäger was not part of a Brigade staff like an ADC, he was part of the long distance military mail delivery service, Officer (Oberjäger) or OR (Feldjäger) . So I was astonished to find him in your Brigade staff.
With 3 Oberjäger and 77 Feldjäger the Reitendes Feldjägercorps was a very small unit that was used for the transport of messages between higher Headquarters, not inside a corps or Brigade.
But he is without doubt a colourfull addition to the Prussian staff. The Prussian staff uniform is a little, hmmmm let's name it modest / plain / simple / even boring.
A Prussian Line Infantry Brigade was to be commanded by a Generalmajor. If none was available a Oberst was to take command. If the CO was absent the senior Regimental CO took over.
The Staff was composed of some Officers drawn from the Regiments in the Brigade. The staff was normally led by a Major from a regiment. (His company was commanded by a Hauptman in his absence) In that time a Brigade staff had logistical duties , few tactical and no strategical. So the work was like regimental one, no special training needed. In most Battles the 3 regiments of a brigade had been in full view of the Brigade CO and he could made his decisions direct, without consulting his staff.
The "problem" for the gamer / painter is that they all wore regimental Uniform, no gaudy Staff dress.
The Infantry Brigade Staff had no cavalry attached so every order was delivered by one of the junior officers in the staff.
If you want Stabsoffiziere you have to field a Corps or army. The Corps staff had "real" trained staff officers with a special uniform with the Zweispitz / bicorn or the grey staff cap.
The Generalmajor of the Brigade wore the General's uniform. Infantry with grey coat, Cavalry and Artillery dark blue. But not a few decided to wear regimental uniform instead. If he was from a Hussar regiment, who would not.
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