Number 17 finished, the penultimate Line regiment. It is worth saying that when the next regiment is finished this week that will complete the Russian Line Regiments (to a total of 54 battalions) but that will not finish the Russian infantry in toto. There will then follow Grenadier Regiments and the large Observation Corps as well as Pandours.
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
Monday, 4 December 2017
You have already seen these back in January 2015 but now I am beginning the process of adding an extra four figures to each Prussian battalion and to re-flag them from Flags of War, when they become available.
My focus of the next few months will be on sorting out these 40mm armies preparatory to them actually having a battle. Austrian battalions are being reduced, Prussians increased and many more cavalry, generals and artillery completed.
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
These are from Irregular Miniatures and, when I first saw them a few years ago, I did not like them. But having painted up these nine figures (3 squadrons) I am really pleased with how they turned out. These represent just half the regiment so I need to buy the other figures soon and then get some Prussians.
Actually I have made a number of changes to them. I did not like the Irregular Miniatures heads because of the strangely shaped tricornes so the heads came off and have been replaced with Sash and Sabre heads. The company does not make command figures so Ian sent me an officer from another range and converted the standard bearer. He lists this range as 42mm but size-wise they fit perfectly with those 40mm from other companies. The only other thing I don't like is that the horses are very thin in the rump area (that is the horse's engine!) but I can live with that.
Considering the fact the no other 40mm manufacturer makes SYW Cuirassiers (except for the rather expensive Matthias Mankse) I am rather pleased to been able to push ahead with these armies knowing that all the figures I need are available between Front Rank, Trident, S&S, Irregular and Matthias Manske .
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Wednesday, 8 November 2017
Victor Amadeus was born in 1726 so in the WAS he was in his 20's. On his birth he was given the title Duke of Savoy and he used that until he became King in 1773. In the Manley book on Piedmontese Uniforms this unit is referred to as Dragoons of S.A.R or “Son Altesse” “Royal Highness” but it could equally be referred to as the Duke of Savoy's Dragoons.