Monday, 20 February 2017

Royal Ecossais, Prussian Grenadiers and The Bishop of Pilsner

Following the text-heavy nature of the previous post, I'll keep this one short, and just let the pictures do the talking...

One of the characters often seen accompanying the Pils-Holstein forces of the mid-18th century is The Bishop of Pilsner (a certain Athanasius Gruber):

 ... and here he is seen attended by Prussian Grenadier battalion 5/20 - Jung Billerbeck.
Grenadiers painted by David Jarvis


And, finally for today, a further addition to the 18th century collection, The Royal Ecossais.
Figures painted by Mark Allen, as were the flags.

Note the inclusion of a piper in this regiment.

As everyone knows, many of them kept their blue bonnets following the '45 and wore them for the Pils-Holstein Campaign.
Well, that's what I'm imagining anyway.
Cheers for now...


Phil said...

Wonderful units, great job, and this Bishop of Pilsner is impressive...

Paul Robinson said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Graham C said...

Great photos and great units. Such a pity so few of the Ecossais made it back after the rebellion 😀

Chris Gregg said...

All very nice, Phil; they look especially good against those lovely buildings, thanks for posting.

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Lovely units, like the Bishop

Purp S said...

You just can't beat a pretty 18th century regiment !
Love the bishop!

Phil said...

Thanks for the kind comments.
I was pleased with the way The Bishop came out. Nice figure to paint.
Graham - whilst so few of the Royal Ecossais made it back, at least their blue bonnets did!

tradgardmastare said...

Lovely figures,especially liked the Bishop :)

Phil said...

Thought you might like him, Alan.
A remarkable likeness! He's from the North Star 1672 range.
Best regards.

Anonymous said...

An excellent display of fine modelling and painting, Mark has certainly put character into those battalions.
Thanks for sharing, an excellent blog Phil.

Anonymous said...

Ps well done Dave on those grenadiers.


Anonymous said...

Excellent figures, nice Bishop


Anonymous said...

Phil, a great series of figures - an inspiration.

It is good to see the blue bonnets out & about, and the Bishop of Pilsner is an excellent addition. As always, I love the buildings in the background, too.

Cheers, Rohan.

Phil said...

Thank you for all your kind comments chaps.