Wednesday, May 31, 2017

15mm Old Glory Prussian Landwehr Cavalry

My gaming buddy Austin is cleaning out all his miniatures.  He sent me a 73 pound box of unpainted lead!  These are the first of his figures I have painted, 12 men of the 2nd Silesian Landwehr cavalry.

Austin had ambitiously replaced the cast lances on four figures with brass wire.  I grabbed my pin vice and prepped the rest.

I know a lot of people do not like Old Glory, but I think these are great little figures!

Without any clue as to how landwehr lance pennants would have looked, I went with a suitably Silesian color scheme on these.

I am waiting on a few figures from Eureka, and then it's back to the giant commission!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Giant Commission -- Prussian Heavy Cavalry

Ah, heavy cavalry!  I always like to mount my heavy cavalry on darker horses to make them look more menacing.  Glenn has decided to add some more bases to these, so the Prussian army is not quite done, but it's very close.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Cuirassiers

Mr. Barton has sculpted these figures in their dark blue Litewka, which they would have worn in the field.  Only the officer is depicted in white coat.

1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Dragoons

The Dragoons wore a light blue Litewka, and sources depict that shade everything from a sky blue to a deep cornflower.  I settled for the middle ground, painting Delta's "Liberty Blue" over their "Blueberry."

I'm just waiting on a Eureka order, and I will paint up the rest of the cavalry.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Giant Commission -- Prussian Light Cavalry

The cavalry arm of Glenn's Prussian army is small, but colorful.  Here are the 36 light cavalry.

1st (Death's Head), 4th, 5th, and 6th Hussars

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Uhlans

3rd E Prussian, 1st Silesian, 4th Kurmark, and 2nd Pomeranian

The heavy cavalry will be on the blog tomorrow!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Giant Commission -- Prussian Casualties

Here are 24 dead and wounded Prussians, all AB figures.

Line Infantry


Today I am painting horses.  This army is 3/4 done!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Giant Commission -- Prussian Artillery

Today I finished the basing on Glenn's 21 Prussian guns.

Horse Artillery

Light Foot Artillery

Heavy Foot Artillery

Tonight I am putting the finishing touches on Glenn's casualty markers, and then it's cavalry time!