Thursday, 5 September 2013

Prussian Command 5.9.13

Hello just a wee post today, I wanted to express my Sympathy to the family and friends of Don Featherstone who passed away recently. My 1st knowledge of wargaming was from 1 of his books my older brother David owned and so although I never met Mr Featherstone he has had a direct influence on my brother, nephew and myself taking part in our hobby and the many, many hours of enjoyment we have gained from painting and playing with our wee men. He was a real giant of wargaming and it's very sad to hear of his passing. . . 

I hope nobody minded me posting my latest figures in this post as I just read about Mr Featherstones passing on TMP when I was finishing editing my post and felt I should add a note of my thoughts, I really hope it isn't  seen as any disrespect?

 I had a little break from painting and I thought it was painters block but it thankfully turned out to be Prussian painting block! These are the last Prussian figures I managed to finish before I had a nice wee jump over to another nationality. . . to be continued!
  
  These 2 are my latest addition of commanders to my Prussian army and are converted from the AB command figures available. The Landwehr officer is a straight head swap of a command figure with landwehr head pinned in place and cleaned up with some green stuff added. The General has had his right arm raised and eye glass added and has a long coat made from green stuff. He also has had a waterproof cover added over his cap with pro create.
     
As I am concentrating on the Katzbach OOB that has a load of Silesian landwehr in it I thought it only right that at least 1 brigade command had a landwehr officer accompanying a commander. Again it is pretty hard to see my shading on the horses.
  
I'm not sure if you would have a lowly landwehr officer getting instructions from a general direct? However I've thought up a wee back story: Perhaps the officer is well known to the general and has gained his admiration in many a tight situation through 1813-14? There could even be a family link with the generals father once commanding the regiment the old gentleman served in as a young officer? Who knows however there is definitely a good deal of trust between the 2 men!
  
The start of my Silesians!
  
and my Prussian command bases so far . . .

Thanks to everyone who has continued to follow my blog and I hope it brings you some enjoyment, also thanks to the guys who took the time to check out my buddy Jamie's blog!!!

Soon I'll hopefully be back to work as my boot is due off next Wednesday, walking is still difficult but fingers crossed in time I'll be fully active again?
  
Happy wargaming!!!

21 comments:

Jonathan Freitag said...

Beautiful brushwork!

Chris Stoesen said...

Those are fantastic. Nice job.

Phil said...

Beautiful, as always!

Ray Rousell said...

I'm sure Donald wouldn't have minded in the slightest mixing the two items in one post.Great looking figures as always Paul!

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Excellent painting as always!

Christopher

Mad Tin Hatter said...

Fantastic work as ever mate, puts all the work I've done tonight to shame! :P

Ken said...

I'm that's the bet way to remember him, a salute from the hobby!

Again, a very nicely converted figure.

Mark Case said...

That's very nice stuff, Paul. And your comment about the passing of Don Featherstone was very tasteful.

Gary Amos said...

That's a very tasty Prussian force you've got now. Lovely work.

:O)

fireymonkeyboy said...

Beautiful. Like the older gent especially. Can we get a glam shot of the assembled Prussians?

FMB

John (Von Blucher) said...

Great looking commands!!

Nicely done on the conversions, also.

Possibility of some French being worked on, or a more colorful unit.

Craig said...

Genius work (again) Paul. I am sure that Mr Featherstone would be pleased to be remembered so fondly. Landwehr officers were often retired or pensioned officers recalled to service. And each Landwehr infantry "brigade" was notionally commanded by an Oberst, or Ober-Leutenant, so it is realistic to have a regimental commander in the company of senior commanders.

Tarty said...

Wonderful I like it....perfectly reasonable in my book. Nice bit of twigging with the head gear, lack of officers in the AB range is a small problem but you've done a great job of adding some more variety.

Gonsalvo said...

Great looking command base Paul, and I agree that a tribute to Don that *didn't* contain some wargaming angle would be missing the mark, at least from our perspective. I was lucky enough to meet Don and chat with him about 8-10 years ago. Was well into his eighties, but still had the charm and sparkle of personality that he was so well known for.

Peter

Duke Winser said...

Really well done. Thank you for sharing your superb work with us mere mortals!

lesfoudresdelaigle said...

j'adore ta peinture sur du 15mm, et les figurines AB sont très jolies. A bientôt Christian "les foudres de l'aigle"

DAVE DOCHERTY said...

Great work, they are a very nice addition.

paulalba said...

Wow, I'm blown away with all your kind comments and words of encouragement!!! Really, thanks a million!!!

Hi Jamie, not at all your stuff is great and getting better all the time!

Hi FMB Yeah I plan to take a few pics of the Prussians and all the Naps I have painted (excluding the ones in my brothers collection) for the anniversary of my blog this month.

Hi John, Yes I have just finished a Frenh artillery battery. I think you guys in the US would call it coming "out of left field?". I have kept collecting AB French for my own collection but avoided them to get more allies done as my brother and nephew have the French.

Again thank you for all the encourage and I hope I can continue to add to the my collection when I return to work.
Best regards
Paul

carojon said...

Very nice work as always, I love seeing coversion jobs, it really gets the creative juices going.
Keep em coming.

vonpeterhimself said...

Lovely figures and some great figure conversions.

Papa Blucher would be proud.

Salute
von Peter himself

DeanM said...

Beautiful command figures, Paul. Very cleanly painted. Best, Dean