Wednesday, 14 December 2011

15mm Prussian 1806 (2)

Here are some more of John's excellent early Napoleonic Prussians.
I think this will be a command for the lights (or jaegers?).
Again John has used my favourite figure from the Jena set.
I know I am in the wrong period but for some reason this figure in the centre always reminds me of Fredrick the Great.
I wish I had the determination to get so many of my commands finshed for the same army!
Some really nice Prussian dragoons.
And the Von Beeren cuirassiers.
I have been looking for this colour of yellow myself for some time, dark but bright.

Next I will show John's artillery.


Robert said...

Gorgeous figures and gorgeous painting! The 1806 Prussian army has always been one of my favourites.

I think its all those big bicornes on the cavalry. They just press all the right buttons for me.

That light infantry general is really evocative of Yorck at the Altenzaun action.

Rodger said...

Wow!! Fantastic looking figures.

The Angry Lurker said...

Simply beautiful stuff again......

Ray Rousell said...

Superb painting, the detail on the face of the Jaeger officer is fantastic!! Top marks!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys for the kind remarks.

I think the when AB line of figures first came out is when I sold off all my 25MM Naps.

To Paul,
The yellow is a standard yellow which I mix with red to get a light Orange to cover my black priming, I than paint over that orange with the Yellow and highlight by adding a touch of white to the yellow. I think the orange undercoat to the yellow makes the color pop.

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Great job on the paintwork, Paul

DeanM said...

Beautifully painted; they look like larger scaled figs. Best, Dean

Ken said...

This is the kind of painting I aspire to but will never reach.

The face on the officer without the hat is amazing!

Gonsalvo said...

Most impressive; I also especially like the Cuirassiers in the yellow jackets - truly stunning!


Mr. Bigglesworth said...

Thank you for sharing this. Its very inspiring - and almost as good as your work.

paulalba said...

Yes it's top Painting John,
I agree with what everyone says. Very inspiring.

And to see a full army coming together is great!!!

Regards to all

John (Von Blucher) said...

Thanks Paul and everyone else.
The biggest strugle I'm having is getting back to matching the paint jobs on the figures from 15 years ago. About half of the command stands, have been done reccently.
My next biggest problem is my original dk blue for the uniform coats, is not being produced any more so I've been busy working with different dk blues to match my earlier results.