Monday 11 July 2022

On the march

Having recently finished all 6 of the Vaubarian infantry battalions for the 1704 WVS project, it seemed timely to lay them out on the table, with brigade commanders, wagons, the marching band, and Markgraf Karl von Orff, Vaubarian Field Commander himself.

Numbering from the right, battalions are:

IR1 Leibgarde (white cuffs)

IR2 Dremel (yellow cuffs/ facings)

IR3 Breitner (red cuffs/ facings)

IR 4 Electoral Grenadiers (claret coats, Vaubarian blue cuffs/ facings)

IR5 Ratzinga (pink cuffs/facings)

IR6 Augenthaler (green cuffs/ facings)

By many standards, it's certainly not a large array, but it is neat and meets the design criteria I had in mind for this army at the outset.

I am, in fact, rather pleased with it.

All figures are Front Rank,. painted by myself. All flags, hand-painted on aluminium foil by my own unsteady hand!

Next, I hope to have a similar array of the enemy (Astrovians) to show in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for looking in...


  1. A visual treat for a Monday afternoon.

  2. A smart looking army Phil a wonderful 18th century eye candy treat, thanks for posting.


  3. No wonder you are pleased, a lovely looking army, so well done.

  4. A baroque panoply of martial magnificence Phil.
    Alan Tradgardland

  5. I can hear the strains of "Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi" from the band. Does the Vaubarian infantry have a peculiar march cadence to match it?

  6. Good to see your progress and hear that you're pleased by the results thus far. All the best, Stephen