Friday 24 November 2023
Thursday 23 November 2023
Back in November 2021 I painted two guns and crew and I've had the remainder lurking around to finish but I've avoided them as the guns are a chore. But now they are done and that sorts out the Hessian artillery for my army. Hesse-Cassel was somewhat light on artillery and during the early SYW had to borrow 12pdrs from their Hanoverian neighbours.
For details about Christian Rogge's colour scheme for the guns see his blog at https://crogges7ywarmies.blogspot.com/
The gun models themselves are from Minden Miniatures and the crews a mix of Black Hussar and Perrys.
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Its quite a while since I added to my Hessian force to fight my French army. The latter is about 75% complete with just the cavalry to finished. But the Hessians need attention so here I have added a fusilier regiment, with it's grenadiers which will be converged with those of IR4. I'll finish another fusilier regiment before the end of the year. The uniforms and flags are for the end of the war.
Figures are from Black Hussar.
Friday 10 November 2023
Sunday 22 October 2023
This is the last of the regulars in my Austrian/Reich army although I still have one Grenz battalion to paint. Blue coats with yellow facings make a pleasant change and the lovely flags come from Fredrick Aubert. This was technically a Fusiler regiment and had mitres at some stage in it's history. Soubise considered it to be 'average' which was a step up from many other Kreis units.