Saturday, 4 May 2013

Prussian Foot Artillery 1

It's been pretty quiet around my wee blog of late. I have a busy, busy, busy life going on at the moment but slowly, very slowly I have been painting away and I have managed to finish off an AB Prussian artillery foot battery. You will have spotted that the 4 gun crews are all in the same position. This was for ease of painting and I will paint another battery in loading positions and mix them up.
   
As usual you can hardly see the shading on the blue, grey and flesh in my pics but it is definitely there.
   
Still I'm happy how they have come out, clean and crisp.
      
I decided to do them with the upper collar lined for 1815 instead of the 1813 lower style just because it was easier to do and they will be fine for waterloo. 
      
This battery sorts out my Prussian artillery for the Katzbach 1813 OOB at the back of the GdB book. Yeah!
   
The AB figures as you would expect are really, really nice and very similar to the Russian artillery crew they produce. 
   
Also I have been working my way through these wee babies. I picked them up already painted from Darren and I originally thought they would be simple touch ups however they have become a pretty big repaint (sadly) to match my own style. 14 down so 10 still to go!
   
They have changed from the lieb regiment to the Brandenburg regiment so they had a nice base to work from.
  
I'm pretty happy how they are coming along and hope you like them to.

Happy wargaming
Paul

24 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

Some great painting on the artillery, but love the lace work on the hussars

thehermit said...

Lovely paint work sir!

fireymonkeyboy said...


Lovely work, as always. This blog's an inspiration.

John (Von Blucher) said...

Paul,
And here I thought you were wotking only on your Hussars (ny the way they look great so far). The artillery is a great looking addition also, and I'm sure much needed.

Giles said...

HI Paul - tremendous painting, as always. The shading/highlighting on the Prussian artillerymen looks perfect to me - just the right amount for 15mm. And the cavalry are awesome!

Best wishes

Giles

carojon said...

Hey Paul, very nice work on the artillery and hussars. I feel inspired, well done.
Jonathan

Joseph K said...

WOW they look great, the artillery look awesome and the Hussars just inspire me

Millsy said...

Your stuff never ceases to impress. I look forward to every single one of your posts mate. Well done!

Crazy Joe said...

Excellent work as usual. Always a good blog for quality eye candy!

Dave said...

Damn fine work Paul, colour me impressed.

Phil said...

Awesome work!! Hussars are really impressive, inspired work Paul!
Phil.

paulalba said...

Wow thanks for all the excellent comments gents!!! I did a stupid thing again this morning while just finishing my shift. I tried to publish a few comments on my mobile and my fat fingers hit delete! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!

I'm a plonker at times ;0(

Pat Grognard said...

Very nice figures, so small and so well painted!!
I love the Hussards!
P@+

Anonymous said...

Great stuff as ever Paul

John B

Sgt Steiner said...

Ya Dancer indeed :-)

Great brushwork as always

NAPOLEONIC-SPAIN said...

fantastic, lovely figures and images!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Cracking looking artillery!!

Christopher

Scotsgrey said...

cant wait to see them in action, your painting is an outstanding achievement that never disappoints!

paulalba said...

Thanks guys,
I'm really happy how they came out. Peter and Robert I am sorry for stupidly deleting your comments instead of publishing them.
Cheers
Paul

paulalba said...

Also Steve I look forward to seeing your Austrians!

Ken said...

Have to agree with Ray, the lacework is exceptional!

James Fisher, FINS said...

Fabulous painting Paul and some top close-up photos too!
James

Craig said...

Absolutely outstanding results on the hussars. Slaughtered goats aplenty!

Curt C said...

Beautiful work as always, Paul. Inspiring stuff!