Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Prussian Landwehr 2

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!!!
I know I am a little late on posting for Christmas, I planned to get this post done before the big day however I just ran out of time. This will be my last post before New Year as I will be back at work until hogmanay so I wish everyone a wonderful New Year and thanks to everyone who took the time to look over or post on my wee blog. As usual I planned to post many more finished units however I did manage at least 1 post a month so that was a good achievement for me!
So I finish off the year with the newest battalion to enter my collection. the 1st battalion of my East Prussian landwehr. This was 1 of the battalions I picked up from Darren a few months back and since Darren very kindly sent me up the blue he used as well as some AB Prussian guns (Darren you are a star!!!) I managed to get them finished off.
I added the mounted officer into the mix plus a new flag man with flag from GMB (nice flags). I did a little touching up to the caps adding the red pipping and painting them blue.

I didn't add any highlights to the coats or faces as they were light enough. I had planned to paint the gun slings red/brown however as they are militia I figured it wasn't so important.
I also painted the gun metalwork to turn it to my own style. Great little figures the AB landwehr figures and all in all I am very happy with them.
So my usual basing with static grass to finish off and they are ready to fight the evil French hordes that for so long have occupied their homeland.
This was a nice little touch Darren added to the figures, little landwher crosses on many of the ammo boxes, Sweet!

So once again I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hopefully I'll see you in 2013. I have enjoyed reading over everyone's blogs and exchanging emails with everyone. Von B keep going with the SYW so you can get them off your workbench and get back into your Naps!


Sgt Steiner said...

Simply superb !!
Love that drummer

Merry Christmas and a Gappy New Year

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They look darn wonderful!


Ken said...

Brilliant! I like the rosette in the centre of the capband. I must remember to do that detail myself!

Phil said...

Fantastic, Paul! I wish I'll see them one day on a table, in the "real life"!
All the best,

thehermit said...

Hi Paul,

happy Christmas, beautiful figs as usual sir!

Crazy Joe said...

excellent as usual!

Have a good New Year too and a much better than average 2013!


Phyllion said...

Really nice stuff.

Gonsalvo said...

Lovely figures, really. Have a Happy New Year Paul!

I have some 60 Old Glory Reserve Infantry to do myself, one I overcome the painting block I've had with my Front Rank Young Guard Infantry.

Von Blucher said...

Great looking umit!!

The white crosses are a nice touch.

I trying to work on the 7YW project to clear my desk, but some family issues have but that to a halt for a little bit.


warpaintjj said...

loving these Prussians - as usual an inspiration finish mine.
Have a wonderful festive season and may 2013 bring you many hours of wargaming as well as painting and blogging!
Best wishes

fireymonkeyboy said...

Some inspiration here!

peter said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Those Prussians are excellent painted and based!


Anonymous said...

Lovely! Always impressive to see what you do in this small scale!

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Excellent work on the figs...hope your holiday is going well

Schrumpfkopf said...

very nice miniatures and exactly the right stance for advancing Landwehr.

Your painting really is the cherry on top off that pie.

Vasiliy Levashov said...

Great looking work! Worthy end of the year.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year? Paul!


paulalba said...

Thanks for all the kind comments guys, been stuck at work between Christmas and tonight. Have a great New Year!!!

Scotsgrey said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing more of this inspirational painting

Scott said...

Those look excellent! Inspiring work!

Jason Meyers said...

Going back through my blogroll today I see that I missed these the first time. Another great looking unit of the little guys.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you the best in the new year!

Greg King said...

Hi this is my first post on here, Ive just got back into 15mm Naps after a 15 year break! I couldnt help but recognise these Prussians as possibly belonging to an old friend of mine Darren from Newcastle U tyne. I`m certain theyre his brush work as I taught him to paint. We had a lot of AB figures between us, some is now in the collection of Duncan Mcfarlane former WI editor and Barry who owns Timecast. If its the same figures its great to see them on here and going into battle again. I`m doing OG 15mm for my new collection as theyre a sort of Elite mins in 15mm. I really like your blog and look forward to following it

paulalba said...

Hi Greg,
Good to see you back doing 15mm Naps, yes these are Darren's figures and if you look a couple of posts back you can see other figures Darren sold on to me. All I've done is rebase and added the odd little detail to match them in with my own troops and I'm happy thye will have a chance to fight again. I think OG is a great choice for Prussians as they are a nice figure and a good price from Timecast and as you say like 15mm Elite.

paulalba said...

Hi Greg, can you drop me an email go can't contact you through your profile. I'll pass your email address onto Darren as he would like to contact you. You can get my email address through my profile.

Greg King said...

Hi ive emailed my contact details

Greg King said...

Hi Paul,Ive emailed you my contact details. Glad to see Darren's figures have gone to such a good home. keep up the good work