Tuesday, 20 November 2012

New Prussians

The past couple of months have been a wee bit of a challenge, life stuff has jumped up and took a nibble out of our bum. However hopefully things are starting to take a more normal shape now. Good news Mai is doing well and is back to her grumpy self.

 In amongst everything I scunnered my free time by painting a large amount of subbuteo spectators for a guy in Italy (totally killed my figure painting and it will be the last time).
  
Thankfully recently to counter my lack of painting I picked up a Prussian army of 8-9 battalions of Prussians as well as extras from Darren. I decided a while back that I wouldn't be buying any more painted figures because of a few let downs through ebay however the pics Darren sent up of his troops looked great.  
  
And they are brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   
Darren has done a great job and his painting style is pretty much the same as my own so the figures will slip right in with my own battalions.
   
Darren also covered units I have not completed myself so all I really need to do is rebase the troops.
   
All the figures are AB so again fit in well with my plans.
   
So a whole lot of rebasing and the odd facing colour change and my Prussians will grow to 19-20 battalions. thanks a million to Darren for the figures, they will be well used.
   
The landwehr are my favourite and I have started to rebase them already.
   
And Austrians!!! even more brilliant, again they will slip in with my AB Austrians that I still have to paint. 

18 comments:

John (Von Blucher) said...

Paul,
A fine addition to your Army. I still have a few weeks to go on my non-Napoleonic Project:(

Heck I posted this before you even put up he titles :).

fireymonkeyboy said...

They look good! Always nice to expand the collection ;)

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Quite a great looking army Paul

Gonsalvo said...

Some fine acquisitions there, Paul. Hope life settles down for you now!

Peter

Ray Rousell said...

Some great additions to your ever expanding armies, Italian football supporters????

The Angry Lurker said...

I take it your going for 1:1, lovely lot of figures.

Vasiliy Levashov said...

As always exceptionally well, Paul!
My congratulations :)

Stryker said...

Paul, now you've made me too curious - can you post any pics of the spectators?

Phil said...

Fantastic work, a realy great army, an impressive addition to your, already great, armies!

paulalba said...

Hi John,
I posted really late and didn't see your comment. Yes a welcome addition to my Prussians and help me fill the gaps! keep plodding away with your none nap related stuff ;0)

Thanks Firemonkeyboy and Captain, i'm very happy with them, they give my army a good lift.

Thanks Peter, me too!!! ;0(

Hi Ray and Ian, The guy in italy is a ROma fan, its a long story but i'll post pics when they are finished.

Hi Fran,
LOL 1:1, Na, I maybe mad but not that mad yet. Just aiming to get the main parts of each army done, west/east prussians, silesians, pommerannians (guard) done as well as have enough landwehr/reserves. All I have to do is put them all together now ;0)

Hi Vasiliy and Phil, Thanks! I wish they were done by my own brush. Some of the landwehr even have painted crosses on the ammo box, great painting by Darren!


Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Very nice looking acquirements to your collection!

Christopher

Ken said...

Sorry to hear that your better half was unwell - glad she is on the mend.

The Prussian army is looking very impressive! You do have a knack for acquiring the little men.

Keep up the good work!

Scotsgrey said...

good to here your other half is on the mend

Scotsgrey said...

good to here your other half is on the mend

Giles said...

I hope all is well at home, Paul, and your wife is recovering.

That's a lovely collection to acquire - a worthy boost to your armies!

Best wishes

Giles

James Fisher, FINS said...

A great looking haul Paul; brilliant!

paulalba said...

Thanks guys,
Sorry I missed your comments earlier. I am very chuffed with my new Prussians.
Best
Paul

Der Feldmarschall said...

More great stuff. I need to get my a$$ going so I can finally share some Prussians with you! ;-)

Jason