Thursday, April 27, 2017

Giant Commission -- Prussian Jager

Glenn bought 36 Prussian Jager, 18 marching and 18 skirmishing.  These are VERY nice sculpts.  I always like to see light troops in both stances.

The sword bayonets are especially well done on the marching figures, complete with tasseled lanyard.

This completes the Prussian infantry!  It took me just 7 weeks to finish up 612 figures.  On to the artillery!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Giant Commission -- Prussian Landwehr

Here are 288 Prussian Landwehr for Glenn's army.  These AB sculpts are glorious, but too uniform to my eye.  I tried to give these the look of partially uniformed troops.  The hats are all the same shade, and most of the trousers are grey, but the coats are various colors (mostly blues).

I painted up four regiments each for six regions.

East Prussian Landwehr

West Prussian Landwehr

Silesian Landwehr

Kurmark Landwehr

Neumark Landwehr

Pomeranian Landwehr

While I was basing these, I finished painting the Prussian Jager.  I should have those on the blog soon.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

28mm French Hussars

Warlord Games ran a special over Christmas: sprues for $3.25 and free shipping.  I do not usually paint plastic figures, but that price was too good to pass up.  I bought a few sprues as samples to see how I liked their line.  I bought some Greek hoplites, which I did not care for and probably will never paint, British infantry in stovepipe shako, early Russian infantry, and French chasseurs a cheval, line lancers, and hussars.

These are the two hussars.  The sprue lacked muskets, but everything else was there.  I painted these as 9th Hussars c. 1809.

The poses are very nice, and the detail on the plastic figures is crisp.

The pelisses would benefit from more of an undercut around the sleeves.  The faces were workmanlike, but a little plain.

I don't know if I will buy a whole box of these or not.  I may just use these as display figures.

Friday, March 31, 2017

28mm ACW Aides de Camp

The fellows and I had a trial game of "Pickett's Charge" planned for this weekend, but the NCAA tournament has forced us to reschedule.

In anticipation of the game, I painted up eight more aides de camp and based them on Litko's pill shaped bases.  These are really generals, as their cuff braid and button placement indicates.  I'm hoping someone (looking at you, Stephen Huckaby) starts making some mounted aides de camp figures.

I think these are all from Sash and Saber, and the poses are very nice.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Giant Commission -- Prussian Line Infantry

I have spent March finishing a big chunk of Glenn's Prussian army.  He will have 288 line infantry, 288 landwehr, and 36 jager.  These are the 288 line, all 12 Prussian regiments as they appeared from 1812-5.  Each regiment has two bases of musketeers, one of fusiliers, and one of grenadiers.

1st (1st E. Prussian) Infantry Regiment

2nd (1st Pomeranian) Infantry Regiment

3rd (2nd E. Prussian) Infantry Regiment

4th (3rd E. Prussian) Infantry Regiment

5th (4th E. Prussian) Infantry Regiment

6th (1st W. Prussian) Infantry Regiment

7th (2nd W. Prussian) Infantry Regiment

8th Infantry Regiment, Foot Guards

9th "Leib" (Brandenburg) Infantry Regiment

10th (2nd Pomeranian) Infantry Regiment

11th (1st Silesian) Infantry Regiment

12th (2nd Silesian) Infantry Regiment

I have already started on the landwher.  Hopefully they will not take another four weeks!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Giant Commission -- Guard Cavalry Reinforcements

Freshly sealed this morning are these 18 cavalry reinforcements for Napoleon's guard!  Before this commission I had never painted any Imperial Guardsmen.  Now I am feeling quite expert.

This batch completes Glenn's reinforcements.  On to the Prussians!