Sunday 17 April 2016
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.
I mix this range in with Crusader but I prefer painting the Copplestone faces which are hugely expressive.
Monday 11 April 2016
Crusader 28mm Fusiliers (but one Foundry officer lurking in the second battalion) parading in Wesel.
According to Kronoskaf "In 1756, the regiment continued to assume garrison duties in Wesel. In March 1757, when the French started the invasion of Hanover, the regiment evacuated Wesel and joined the Allied army under the command of the Duke of Cumberland at Bielefeld. It took part in minor actions where it suffered some 200 casualties. It later retreated to Magdeburg, loosing more than 200 men to desertion."
From my Savory I recall reading that Wesel had a garrison of 6 battalions but they were never specified. So here is a regiment that you can field with the Allied army. Fusiliers are under-represented in most SYW Prussian armies and I'm not sure why - their hats are very cool!