Thursday, 5 November 2009

1st West Prussians

I finally got them finished and about time too!

I have been working on this regiment for quite some time now and have had the 2nd and fusilier battalions finished since the start of the year before getting distracted by other units. The vast majority of the figures in my battalions are from Old Glory.

My plan is to use only the march attack figures for my musketeer battalions and the advancing/charging guys as fusiliers.

Here is the command base of the 2nd battalion with a Lancashire Games drummer added in for variation.

I have been buying my Old Glory figures from
Timecast in the UK.

The fusilier command base, not sure about the officer with big fluffy hat? I think with my next fusiliers I'll be giving him a shako. I decided early on to put the charging men at the back and the high port men at the front so the bases could fit together easier in column. A wee note if you are buying the charging guys some of the rifles are fragile and could do with a little drop of super glue added at the weakest point for strength.

And here is the one that took me so long to finish the regiment, the 1st battalion. I had it sitting for months all ready to varnish and grass but kept on starting new figures.

I added a mounted officer from battle honours as well as figures with caps from the reserves pack to add some interest. The flags are from napflags and were printed out by Chris, Cheers big chap! Also thanks to Robert for giving me my 1st Old Glory figures, they are a cheap alternative to AB and come up nice. The flag poles are made from straightened paper clips with the tips flattened and files (another tip from Robert!).


Peeler said...

Yep, that's good painting and the bases are well done too, can't be faulted, joy to see. Look forward to more. :-)

paulalba said...

Wow Peeler that was fast :-)
I haven't even finished editing the text yet! I wouldn't want to be up against you in a wild west shoot out. Glad you like them. More coming soon...
Awe ra best

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Good work, I have those very same Old Glory figures staring at me from the "pile of silver".

You may have inspired another Winter Project to take form :)

paulalba said...

Hi Geordie,
Once you get them on the go you'll shoot through them. Enjoyed your blog BTW.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Nice looking army and one I've thought of trying.
It's them or the British.Still need to think on it and I already have enough lead looking at me screaming for paint!:-)

Bryce said...

Nice job on the West Prussians, as well as the command stands! The mix of figure types (cap, shako, etc.) and poses within the three battalions provides a 'campaign' feel; brushwork and basing are effective and work well together! Congratulations!

paulalba said...

Thanks guys,
Really enjoying my painting at the moment. Glad you like them.