Tuesday, 24 May 2016

WAS: Spanish Belgica Dragoons

I had these lying around unused and decided to paint them as Spanish Dragoons. I'll probably do 5 or 6 regiments, each of two mounted squadrons and one dismounted, as the Spanish soldiers shipped across the Mediterranean from Barcelona to Naples went without their horses. They were forced to find Neapolitan replacements and that proved to be difficult. According to Manley, musicians favoured piebald horses too.

The figures are a mix of Foundry and Front Rank.

IR26 Meyerinck

A very fine Prussian regiment raised in 1714. As Kronoskaf puts it "The regiment was considered as one of the best units during the war.."

Figures are mostly from Crusader.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

IR 36 Münchow Fusiliers

Another smart Prussian Fusilier regiment of the SYW. These have grey flags and I think that makes them unique.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

IR 10 von Pannewitz

This is the first time I have painted this Prussian Musketeer regiment and I suspect it is because I was not sure how to paint the yellow of the trousers. There are a number of regiments that have straw breeches as well as other darker tones of sand but not many have a bright yellow that I would describe as similar to Swedish yellow - the egg-yoke yellow that the Swedes used for most of their foot.

Sunday, 1 May 2016

IR18 Prinz von Preußen

Raised in 1698 this was a very fine hard-fighting Prussian regiment.

During the Seven Years' War, the regiment was commanded by:
- November 10 1742 to Dec 1758 - August Wilhelm Prince of Prussia
- from December 14 1758 to March 28 1790: Friedrich Wilhelm Prince of Prussia (King of Prussia from August 17, 1786)

Sunday, 24 April 2016

IR 43 Kalckreuth

 Another Prussian fusilier regiment IR 43 - figures are mostly from Crusader with some different command from Foundry plus some characters. I especially like the chap taking a swig from a bottle.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

WAS Piedmontese: IR Rehbinder

This was a two battalion German regiment in Piedmontese service in the WAS. I am just fielding the first battalion in my mini-army of 9 battalions (7 of which are now finished). I love the baroque flags.

The figures are mostly Crusader from their Russian range although the grenadiers are Austrians. The officer and drummer are Copplestone castings from the Russian Foundry range. Using Russians as Piedmontese works well except for the sabre but that is a small issue.

Who are they going to fight? I have not decided for sure but I think probably the Spanish will be a worthy opponent.