Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Craig's Prussians 1

Sorry for the lack of updates, I am working my way through a Silesian Kurassier regiment at the moment as well as a few other bits and pieces however time is pretty short so my on line visits have been fleeting. I also have a couple of battle reports from games before the festive season to upload at some point.

Thankfully I do have some cool pics to post. I've exchanged a couple of emails recently with Craig from Australia who is a fellow 15mm Napoleonic fan from over on the GdB forum. Craig sent over a few pics of his work and has very kindly let me show them on my blog. Loads of inspiration for anyone looking to build a Prussian army of the 1812-15 period!!!
1st up the Brandenburg hussars, cracking painting!
Craig has used deep blues on all his figures and it works really well. This is what I always intend to do when sitting down to paint my Prussians but almost always chicken out with the excuse of scale!
6lb horse artillery battery complete with limber, this pic reminds me of Von B's early Prussians.
Fusiler IR3 2nd East Prussian. I'm pretty sure all the figures used are from AB. 
Garde jager battalion skirmishers
II battalion IR12 Brandenburg, you need plenty of reserve for a Prussians army.
III battalion 4th Silesian landwehr infantry regiment. And from mid-late 1813 you need plenty of these guys too.
III battalion 14th Silesian landwehr infantry regiment

IV battalion 14th Silesian landwehr infantry regiment
Mecklenberg-Strelitz hussars.

The Hussars are my favourite however brilliant figures all round Craig and I look forward to seeing more of your collection. 


Francis Lee said...

Stunning work my friend, stunning!

Ray Rousell said...

Excellent painting Sir!!!!

John Von Blucher said...

Thanks for sharing!!

Craig, Great work and warm welcome!!

Vasiliy Levashov said...

"Rising above the black banners, my children!" :)
Thanks Paul, as always, delicious.

Phil said...

Fantastic units Paul...Landwehr is my favourite!

Giles said...

Craig can sure paint. Thabnks for sharing the photos, Paul - and good luck with your own painting!

Best wishes


Schrumpfkopf said...

Brilliant collection and I agree about the very dark blue.

Jason Meyers said...

Great looking army. Thanks for sharing Paul!

Ken said...

Very impressive!



Ken said...

Very impressive work!



Sgt Steiner said...

Gorgeous figures

Craig said...

Gentlemen, thank you for your kind words. I told Paul I was a little shy of sharing my work beyond my gaming group, particularly so since I have seen the quality of work he produces! Your generous welcome has encouraged me that perhaps my reservations were unnecessary. Thank you again.

As correctly identified, these are all AB figures, and all painted by me. I have been collecting and painting them since 2001, when I stumbled into Nic Robson's shop in Melbourne. I have been largely focused upon building Yorck's 1st Corps from the 1813 Autumn campaign. Thus far I have assembled the 1st, 2nd, and 8th Brigades (each a division of 10-12battalions, a battery and regiment of cavalry), two cavalry brigades, and some heavy batteries for an artillery reserve. I have also been building the French IV Corps to oppose them (just the Wurtemburgers to go!). I get distracted periodically when the lads put a show on, and have acquired a few Austrians as a result. I was finishing the 2nd Brigade, but have been sidetracked of late with an 1815 project.

Rosbif said...

Very nice work! Those AB figures truly look bigger than 15mm when by people who know what they're doing! :-)

paulalba said...

Hi Craig, sounds like you have a huge collection of AB naps. hopefully you will share more soon!

Scotsgrey said...

Craig's Prussians look great more pics please!

Pat Grognard said...

Wow, I'm impressed! Great painting, great armies, great blog.. you've got a new fan here...

Pat Grognard

James Fisher, FINS said...

Great looking units Paul. The variety of figures really make them come "alive". They will look great on the tabletop.

peter said...

What a great painted army! Thanks for sharing Craig and Paul!


paulalba said...

Hi I just noticed my wee blog now has over 200 followers!!!, I would never have thought it when I 1st started. Thanks to everyone!!!