Sunday, 8 December 2013

Prussians regulars

In this rather silly task of gathering the whole OOB of the 100 Days Campaign, I completed most of the Prussian regulars which constitute about half the infantry numbers; the other half of Landwehr. Bulow's corps awaits the brush.

While the perception is that the Prussians are this unending sea of dark blue and grey, the regiments were quite different in many cases.  Neat little differences as can be noted.  Some of my regiments photographed
9th

29th
23rd
6th
24th
19th ( pink facings! )
Prussian artillery


12 comments:

  1. Nice set of Prussian variations there, Thanks for the inspiration

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    1. You are welcome, Andrew. But to be honest I just use the blog to record my wargaming on the net in case my computer crashes and so keep all the images where I can see them later. I write the blog in a way if anyone should stumble upon it, they might be entertained.
      cheers.

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  2. You done a great job with using the 25/28mm figures to bring out the differences and those big bases look a treat. My 15mm Prussians look very generic in comparison.

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    1. Easier perhaps to notice the differences in the larger figures. However, even very similar uniformed units can be made distinctive by adding a unique detail such as the 2nd Regiment with the girl [representing heroine Johanna Stegen who provided ammunition to the unit in 1813] in the photo with the caption "remember dear" in my previous post.
      But any time you can, anyways do the unit with the pink facings!

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  3. I too am doing the insane job of getting all the regiments of the 100 days painted up though in 6mm and with help from a second crazy dude and all the different uniforms of the Prussians is keeping me sane

    Ian

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    1. While not doing ALL the regiments from the campaign I will be doing quite a few as I get to pick and choose which out of each brigade I will use to represent that formation due the scale which I am using. I tend to go with the most "colorful" regiments.
      cheers

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  4. Nice looking Prussians, Doug. I like the stand with the Jaeger on the right flank. Also, digging the pink facings of the 19th. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment Dean. A jager is represented with each of those regiments which had over 200 of the volunteer riflemen attached to them. At present we do not have any rules for them as that would be a bit too tactical in nature for the scale of combat we are trying to employ, so they are just for the eye; to break up the rows of marchers.

      and of course you like the pink, Dean! You are the guy who painted a whole army light blue and orange!

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  5. Excellent work, I love them...the 29th is my favourite! Great flags and basing too!

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    1. The 29th is the sister regiment to the 28th (see post : http://dotsofpaint.blogspot.ca/2013/08/eating-your-wargaming.html)
      I do like the white tops and darker pants.
      These flags are from 'Flags of War' (although I painted the center device on the 9th's) . The trick is to have them 'flap around' in a realistic way. The straight out flat look, while showing off the details on the flag, does appear rather artificial.

      thanks for the kind note.

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  6. Representing the entire OBs for each side at Waterloo campaign sounds eminently sensible to me. In fact it's what's gotta be done!

    Looking great Doug.

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    1. Yes, I am trying to conquer this three-headed monster, with all three armies required to be painted. Only a true wargamer would say that is "eminently sensible to me" ! Love it!
      ..and yes it's what has to be done
      cheers James!

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