Friday 2 April 2021

Latest unit and Easter Parade

In January I set myself some painting goals for the quarter in regard to the WVS collection...

... and I'm pleased to say that they have been achieved!

Here is the latest Vaubarian unit: IR5 - Ratzinga.
I quite like the pink facings and think they complement the Vaubarian blue nicely.

Note the crossed papal keys as the regimental emblem on the blue flag and in the upper corner on the white flag. The latter follows standard Vaubarian tradition in having the national coat of arms in the centre and the regimental emblem in the top left corner.

Where the regiment does break from tradition is with the drummer's coat which is not in reversed colours. Rumours that the regimental tailor forgot this convention are hotly disputed.

Also shown, the Brigade commander for the second Vaubarian infantry brigade,von Maier...

He commands the Grenadiers and the Ratzinga regiment, and one further battalion to be painted soon.

Here is another small vignette to add flavour to the collection... a Vaubarian officer scouting the enemy movements.

And finally, the Vaubarian line of battle laid out...

Happy Easter everyone...

All the best