Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Silesian Landwehr Cavalry

Carrying on with my late Prussian army and the Katzbach order of battle I have painted up a Silesian landwehr cavalry regiment. I can't recall the number at the moment but will add it in later. This is my 7th Prussian cavalry regiment, not a huge amount by a lot of peoples standards however I'm chuffed to see them finished!
    
The pics are a bit iffy colour wise but you get the overall effect. 
   
As usual the shading  hasn't shown up well on the horses and also as usual at the very last moment I bumped a bloody lance and paint came off. These lance holding troops are going to be a nightmare!!!
   
Although dark the blues come out well with a coat of varnish on them.
    
Maybe a bit to close on a 15mm figure but for once you can actually see the shading on my blues, flesh and grey.
    
I did the yellow with a GW foundation paint as a base and then highlighted with an old humbrol acrylic signal yellow with a wee bit of white mixed in.
    
I missed a trick on the officers saddle cover giving them just regular black sheepskins instead of white but no matter.
    
So that's them, more cannon fodder for my Prussian army. In my sights now should be a special Prussian cavalry regiment I have sitting around waiting for an undercoat but I'm hoping Craig gets his finished 1st to show it off as I need a change from cavalry. I have a lot of other troop types on the go that I can choose from so I'll have a rummage!
    
What will I do next? Hmm I'll have a long think about it . . .

35 comments:

Francis Lee said...

I love lancers especially well painted lancers!

Black Powder said...

Lovely unit - you really managed to get that significant prussian blue right!

Ken said...

Hi Paul,

Very nice indeed, these will go well with your Silesian infantry regiments for Von Bulows IV Corps.

I was going to paint these myself (2nd regiment I think) until the 1814 campaign got in the way.

Cheers

ken

Sgt Steiner said...

Stunning again.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Cracking work yet again Paul!

Christopher

Mad Tin Hatter said...

Looking great mate, need to organise seeing them in person some time soon!

DAVE DOCHERTY said...

Lovely work Paul.. Now it's time we saw a massed cavalry picture I think..

Phil said...

Splendid, as always...As Fran says, I love lancers too, especially these lancers!

fireymonkeyboy said...

Lovely work, as always. Any word on the family?

FMB

davetaylor said...

They look great Paul, hard to believe they're 15mm!

Carlo Pagano said...

Superb Work again. This site nearly has me looking at 15's again...nearly.

Do love those AB figures and all the better when they are well painted!

paulalba said...

Hi Francis,
You are to kind!

Hi Black Powder,
Thanks very much, it's tricky in 15mm to handle the dark blue, I'm glad you like how they came out!

Hi Ken,
Thanks! They will hopefully join Von Blucher at some point. I was just thinking, it's been a good while we have been doing our blogs together now!

Hi Sgt Steiner,
Thanks, very much appreciated!!!

Hi Christopher,
I know 28mm are more your thing so thanks for your continued encouragement!!!

Hi J,
A twist of fate! Young David and I will be playing at the clun on Saturday if your fit i'll see you there. How you feeling??? I have txt you a couple of times, have you changed yer phone???

Hi Dave,
Thanks a lot, I'll get on that although I already did a bit role call so it may not go down to well?

Hi Phil,
Thanks buddy, I am still holding out for more Naps on your blog (although I do enjoy all your games and animations!)
Best regards
Paul

Gary Amos said...

Top notch again! You keep tempting me to go back to Late Prussians, but I will resist . . .

Sun of York said...

Brilliant! So life like you can almost hear them talking.

Jonathan Freitag said...

More outstanding work! I always look forward to seeing what you'll finish next.

Mark Case said...

Very nicely done, Paul. I like your color selections.

John (VonBlucher) said...

Paul,
Great looking group, I think allot of this has to do with you returning to your old style of painting, as the colors seem richer.

Anonymous said...

Superb. Ru

Dan said...

Bravo, simply stunning.

Craig said...

My word, these are exquisite! What colour are you doing the black leather belts?

paulalba said...

hi FMB, thank you, regards our family, they are living day to day at tge moment. We are supporting them along with friends and family abroad. Aid did really get there??? I'll do a post soon explaining better. City is still gubbed but some improvements.

paulalba said...

Thanks Dave, I really appreciate that!

paulalba said...

thanks Carlo, I do enjoy my 15's. If I had the space I would collect/game 28's but AB and The other companies do us proud.

paulalba said...

Hi crazy Gary, thanks! Late Prussians are very handy for the period. 4 years of fighting!

paulalba said...

thanks SoY, glad you noticed I tried to put them in positions that made them look like they are chatting!

paulalba said...

thanks Jonathan that really makes my day. I'm glad you enjoy then!

paulalba said...

Thanks Mark, have put a lot of thought into colour choice fir my flesh and even the greys. that may sound a wee bit sad?

paulalba said...

Hi John, thanks, yes I feel now im back doing my original style it does bring the figures to life more. It does take an age but I think its worth it.

paulalba said...

Thanks Ru, will we see some of your own 15's soon Ru?

paulalba said...

hi Dan, thanks buddy. I'm not sure if I mentioned this to you but your AB's that you painted fir your buddy trailape were a great inspiration on me getting back into 15's in a big way so thanks!

paulalba said...

hi Craig, as always, thanks! The leather belts are a wee bit simple shading To lift them from the dark blue. I use a coat d arms dark grey on the black and it is a harsh shade but works well on the single belt.
How you getting on with you EPNK?

LittleArmies said...

Very nice as usual Paul, Just beautiful work. As well as my Spanish I have a unit of Chassear a Cheval on the table to be painted - I bought them from ebay already undercoated in white (which is fine for me), unfortunately the riders have been superglued to the horses and I normally paint them separately. This has rather put me off my stride!

I hope everything still going okay with your family.

Malc

paulalba said...

hi Malc, thanks! I have some chasseur a cheval to paint up sometime in the future to. look forward to seeing yours painted up, what regiment you going for?
Cheers
Paul

Gonsalvo said...

Exceptionally handsome unit; there is something about the "Silesian" yellow with Prussian blue that works very well.

Craig said...

These are really inspirational. I keep coming back to look at them, and then ruefully regard my own Silesian Landwehr Kavellerie, painted by a service provider. Might have to bite the bullet.