Tuesday 28 June 2016
Monday 20 June 2016
Over the next few weeks I will be painting quite a few Prussian SYW grenadiers in 28mm.
Interestingly, you might have thought that these permanent convergences would have an element of esthetics in that the mitre colours would match. Actually in about 50% they do match (i.e. both halves had either brass or silver fronted mitres) but that leaves 50% which did not match.
This is 1/23 so the grenadiers on the left in the top two pictures are from IR 1 and the grenadiers on the right are from IR23. Both have matching silver fronted mitres. Also that silver front was fake - see this note from Kronoskaf: "In regiments with white metal, the front plates were to be coloured with a water-based silver paste which needed to be re-applied regularly lest the cap plates revert to their original brass colour. Therefore, during campaign, particularly in bad weather, it is possible that the silvering could have worn off and needed to be silvered again."
Monday 13 June 2016
Sunday 12 June 2016
Monday 6 June 2016
"In the Spring of 1758, the regiment took part in the failed Prussian invasion of Moravia. On October 14, it fought in the Battle of Hochkirch where it was initially deployed in the first line to the left of the village of Hochkirch. Personally led by Keith, the regiment recaptured the Prussian battery near Hochkirch and pushed the Austrians back before being overwhelmed by number and forced to retire. Keith was killed during the action. Around 7:00 a.m., the rallied regiment supported Itzenplitz Infantry during its attack and temporary recapture of the village of Hochkirch. During this battle, the regiment suffered heavy casualties (around 50%)."