Tuesday 18 February 2020

Wurttemberg Jägers 1813.

Three skirmisher stands of 9 figures from Hagen. One of the figures is standing bolt upright to attention (in the far distance) so seems out of kilter from the others on display. The figures are also quite large even by 20mm standards but at least they are supposed to be Wurttemberg Jägers and so will accompany the other Wurttemberg units for Dennewitz. These chaps appear to have been highly rated at the time.

Thursday 13 February 2020

Saxon Hussars 1813 in 20mm

Courtesy of Art Miniaturen we have the new addition of a regiment of Saxon Hussars. The officer's saddle cloth was simply too complicated to paint properly so he ended up with the same as the rest. Varied trouser colours ranging from grey to brown. Variation of the covered shako also. These will be added to von Lindenhau's brigade of cavalry for Dennewitz.

There ought to be the Prinz Clemens regiment as well but I am struggling to find figures that will work. (shako, lance, pointed saddle cloth all combine to make this really difficult in 20mm in metal)

One possible solution is to buy the Franznap headless light cavalry figures with cloaks and add arms and lances. Very fiddly so not very keen.

Tuesday 4 February 2020

2nd Pomeranian Landwehr Cavalry 1813

Now added a third regiment (2nd Pomeranian) to the others already recently completed. Grey with white facings and red shoulder tabs. Each officer has a different headgear. This officer has brown trousers rather than the usual grey....just to mix it up a bit.

The brown for 60% of this regiment's horses was achieved with Villajo burnt umber as the undercoat with a more liquid Parasite brown (72.042) on top. Seems very effective.