Monday, 18 November 2013

The Pils Holstein Leibgarde

The first unit rolled off the production line recently...
Figures painted by Mark Allen; flags by yours truly.



 
 
So, the game's afoot. The project really feels underway now that the infantry are starting to appear.

More to come shortly...

16 comments:

  1. Nice looking figures and flags, Phil.

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  2. Stunning! The blue(s) on the coats is one of the nicest I seen, and f course the flags are amazing.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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  3. lovely work all round, the flags are very nice

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  4. And very nice they look too, Phil. Is this a complete unit or are there grenadiers to come later. Will your standard size units be the 50-60 of your previous 18th Century armies?
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. A beautiful unit, love the paintjob and the flags!

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  6. Thank you chaps.
    Answers to specific questions:
    Battalions for this collection will be 30 figures. Grenadiers will be separate battalions (in the case of the Prussians) and the Pils Holstein army organisation is different anyway.
    Musicians - I made a (radical?) decision not to include these in the battalions, although some will be depicted for eye candy purposes in the vignettes on the table.
    Thanks for your comments.
    Phil

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  7. Super regiment - I'm sure they will fight well.


    -- Allan

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  8. Excellent job Phil

    cheers

    Paul

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  9. I am inspired! Are you going to pursue an Old School derived rule set suitable for these unit numbers?
    Andrew
    Sydney

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  10. Phil

    what will the overall size of your armies be? What size cavalry units artillery etc.

    cheers

    Paul

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  11. Thanks all.
    Andrew: I have a set of rules that I have been working on for quite some time... they have had a variety of incarnations, and combine some "old school" mechanisms with some fresh ideas. They are far from finished, but at some point I may publish.
    Paul: armies will be developed in phases, but I'm looking at around 12 battalions per side as being an aiming point...
    Cavalry will be between 16-20 figure regiments.
    I'll be detailing these developments over the months to come.
    Best regards
    Phil

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  12. First class Phil can't wait to see the rest and perhaps cross swords with my men from Albion.
    General Maxwell would love'em

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  13. Jolly good Phil, please keep the inspiration coming. If you need any proofreading or playtesting please let me know (I write rules for my local club and others).
    Cheers
    aparr@landslegal.com.au

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  14. Thanks Andrew - I will bear it in mind.
    Graham: I know General Maxwell would have loved to command such troops... More to come on this when I can bring myself to post the right words at such sad news.
    Take care
    Phil

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