Tuesday, 16 December 2014

IR1 Leibgarde zu Fuß - revamped

I have changed my mind about the size of these Hessian battalions and have increased them in size from 18 to 28 figures. This has partly been dictated by whom they will be fighting – the French. They tended to field small battalions of 500 men whereas the Hessians fielded 700 to 800. So I have decided that 20 figure French battalions look best and, with this figure ratio, that meant increasing the Hessians correspondingly.

So the battalions have increased in size and I have had to add an extra grenadier figure too. Now 7 bases of 4 for the Musketeers and one base for grenadiers, which will be converged with those of six regiments. I’ll be revamping  all the figures previously painted.

Lastly, I have also used Army Painter to weather the figures as I like the look.

Monday, 17 February 2014

IR 4 Prinz Ysenburg

The top four pictures are of IR 4 Prinnz Ysenburg and the bottom two show the converged battalion of Grenadiers.

All of the IR 4 figures are from Black Hussar Miniatures, with the exception of the one dead guy who is from Foundry. What can one say about BHM? They are such beautiful figures, so crisp that you need do nothing except paint them. The rankers come from their new marching poses and the command, which I had purchased previously, are from their standing range - all Prussians of course.

This was the regiment of Prinz Johann Casimir von Ysenburg, who was killed at the battle of Bergen in 1759, and he was also the younger brother of Lieutenant-General Prince Christian Ludwig of Ysenburg-Birstein.

I have now finished four of the Hessian regiments out of twelve. There will be two converged Grenadier battalions and the first of those will have grenadiers from IR 1 through to IR6.
The last two pictures show the grenadiers of the first four regiments done so far. They are all Foundry and I especially like the Prinz Ysenburg command - the office has been shot in the foot or has stubbed his toe on a rock, and he is leaning on an NCO for support.