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...
Wonderful units, great job, and this Bishop of Pilsner is impressive...ReplyDelete
Lovely, lovely, lovely.ReplyDelete
Great photos and great units. Such a pity so few of the Ecossais made it back after the rebellion 😀
All very nice, Phil; they look especially good against those lovely buildings, thanks for posting.ReplyDelete
Lovely units, like the BishopReplyDelete
You just can't beat a pretty 18th century regiment !ReplyDelete
Love the bishop!
Thanks for the kind comments.ReplyDelete
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!
Lovely figures,especially liked the Bishop :)ReplyDelete
Thought you might like him, Alan.ReplyDelete
A remarkable likeness! He's from the North Star 1672 range.
An excellent display of fine modelling and painting, Mark has certainly put character into those battalions.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, an excellent blog Phil.
Ps well done Dave on those grenadiers.ReplyDelete
Excellent figures, nice BishopReplyDelete
Phil, a great series of figures - an inspiration.ReplyDelete
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.
Thank you for all your kind comments chaps.ReplyDelete