A necessary condition for the war in the manner of Peter III of Prussia considered the introduction of Russian troops in the Prussian drill and form. He began with the Guard remained until the time of laziness and laxity. Actually, Peter did not like the guards, called them, not without reason, "Janissaries" and said: "They just block residence, are not able to any work, neither military ekzertsitsiyam and always dangerous for the government." Since the beginning of his reign Guards regiments were subject to strict discipline and daily "ekzertsirovali" under the personal supervision of the emperor, who often "teach" lazy soldiers and officers of the cane. Introduction by Peter the Great Guards form his grandson replaced at short and tight caftans Prussian model. Mentioned above appointment Guards colonels George Ludwig, Trubetskoy, Razumovsky and Shuvalov was, in the words of Catherine II, shelves perceived as "thunderous blow obnoxious": because earlier at their head was the emperor himself. Twenty-first of March, Peter III abolished the Life-company - especially privileged Guards compound, consisting of members of erection of Elizabeth to the throne. There were rumors about the intention of the Emperor completely abolish the guard and replace it with Holstein troops. As aptly Ryulera, "anger will soon overcome by the Guards regiments, true raspolagatelyami throne." The last straw in the cup of indignation was the decision of Peter III of sending guards to war with Denmark.