Wednesday, 17 August 2016

My Prussian troops are finished!

I have now completed the renovation, varnishing, and basing of the last of my Napoleonic Prussian troops. The additional units comprise:
  • Four Infantry units
  • One Artillery unit
  • One mounted officer
  • Two officers on foot
I am now in a position to organise the Prussian troops into Divisions.

The First Division – which is entirely composed of Regular troops – comprises four Infantry units (1st to 4th Infantry Regiments), an Artillery unit (1st Artillery Battery), and a mounted officer.


The remaining three Divisions (which also comprise of four Infantry units, an Artillery unit, and an officer), are the Second (Landwehr) Division (5th to 8th Landwehr Infantry Regiments and 2nd Artillery Battery), ...


... the Third (Landwehr) Division (9th to 12th Landwehr Infantry Regiments and 3rd Artillery Battery), ...


... and the Fourth (Landwehr) Division (13th to 16th Landwehr Infantry Regiments and 4th Artillery Battery).


The rest of the Prussian army is made up of the following units:
  • 1st and 2nd Dragoon Regiments
  • 3rd Hussar Regiment
  • 17th, 18th, and 19th Landwehr Infantry Regiments
  • 20th and 21st Landwehr Garrison Infantry Regiments
  • 5th, 6th, and 7th Artillery Batteries
  • The Commander-in-Chief and numerous supernumerary officers

This is a fairly formidable force, and totals 163 figures.

20 comments:

  1. Bob, What splendid fellows! In the words of Prince von Bulow:
    "To the meaningless French idealisms: Liberty, Equality and Fraternity, we oppose the three German realities: Infantry, Cavalry and Artillery."
    Regards, Arthur

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    1. Arthur1815 (Arthur),

      Thanks very much for your kind comment.

      It might be a bit light in the Cavalry department, but the rest of the army will - i hope - live up to von Bulow's comment.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  2. I like Bulow's remark, though one suspects that Napoleon, if asked to respond, might have said, "The Prussian Army still has to overcome three formidable opponents: Me, myself, and I."

    A very fine-looking Army, Bob. Just the thing.

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    1. And thank goodness, they did exactly that.

      A fine body of men Bob.

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    2. Archduke Piccolo,

      I must admit that I am rather proud of the way they have turned out! As for any comment that Napoleon might have made ... well he had only himself to blame for losing in the end!

      All the best,

      Bob

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    3. Conrad Kinch,

      They certainly did help to overcome the Corsican Ogre in the end!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  3. Pleased that you have finished the prep of the Prussians there area good many of them too- looking forward to seeing them deployed in Battle Bob. Regards. KEV.

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    1. Kev,

      They are the first of the three larger armies in the collection to be renovated, varnished, based, and organised, and I am looking forward to using them on the tabletop in the near future.

      All the best,

      Bob

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    1. Ross Mac,

      Cheers! As this is my first serious attempt to create a non-15mm or 20mm collection, I am very pleased with the way these figures are turning out.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  5. A formidable looking force. Congratulations.

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    1. Joppy,

      I think that part of their 'look' is down to the use of simple and uniform poses for the figures. It gives them a uniformity that is - in my eyes - quite impressive.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  6. Vorwarts mein children!!!

    Very nice...

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  7. Nice looking army Bob. I like the effect of the glossy finish.

    Regards,
    John

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    1. The Ferrymen (John),

      I have been using gloss varnish on my figures for a long time, and with colourful uniforms it really makes the colours stand out. When the bases are painted grass green, it also gives the figures a very 'old school' look to them.

      All the best,

      Bob

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  8. Great stuff Bob, very smart indeed! I'm hoping that you have a scale pipe available for the CIC!

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    1. Ken H,

      Thanks for your kind words ... and although it is not obvious from the photograph, I can assure you that Blucher is holding something aloft in his right hand ... and it may well be a pipe!

      All the best,

      Bob

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  9. What a great looking army, wunderbar!

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    1. Phil,

      Cheers! I am very pleased with the way they have turned out.

      All the best,

      Bob

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