Sunday 28 February 2021

The Heavy Mob!

Here are the latest to come off the workbench for the Vaubarian Army of 1704 (ish!)...

This is the second Cuirassier regt (von Netzer):

And here is the Heavy Brigade commander - Graf von Durnberger

... and the whole brigade:

CR1 Vogts in the rose pink cuffs and flag,
CR2 Netzer in green cuffs and flag.

All figures painted and based by yours truly, along with flags - hand painted on metal foil.

Figures are Front Rank (with a couple of Foremost horses added in for variety).

I'm in full flow on this project again now, and have kept up my tally of 80 'painting points' in the first two months of the year, which I am pleased with.

Other news:

I was sad to hear of Richard Ansell's passing, renowned figure designer and sculptor (most notably for the Minden/ F&D figure ranges). My sincere condolences to those who were closely associated with him in the hobby, particularly Jim Purky and Graham Cummings, and to his friends and family.

Better news: I was delighted to see that a 'live' Partizan is planning to go ahead in October... something to look forward to. Now wondering if I could get a game together for that... I imagine it will be one of the best attended shows ever, all things being well! Let's keep our fingers crossed. 

Sunday 7 February 2021

The Electoral Grenadiers

Thanks to everyone who commented on the previous post.

It has inspired me to focus more attention on this project, and so here I present the latest unit to roll off the workbench... The Electoral Grenadiers.

Unusually for Vaubarian infantry, they wear claret main coats instead of the standard cornflower blue.

This goes back to their formative years in the 1660s when, during their momentous storming of the breech at Amstricht their coats were plastered with the blood of the fallen. The colonel immediately ordered claret coats for subsequent campaigns, and now being "Selected for Claret" is the dream of every young Vaubarian boy, and of many serving soldiers, for being called up to this regiment means joining the elite of the army.

Their current Lt Col is von Rummenigge.

Practical points: the unit includes some conversion work (the standard bearers and drummer). Figures are Front Rank. Flags are hand-painted.

Here they are with the rest of the Vaubarian infantry...

Next on the painting workbench, some cavalry...