Tuesday, 11 September 2018

9th Prussian Reserve Infantry - done

This lunchtime I finished off the 9th Prussian Reserve Infantry.


Forming figures in a firing pose with muskets and bayonets is a bit of a jigsaw. As a result these guys will probably send most of the time in line.


The nco is a an old Rose miniatures figure and fits in nicely. The standard bearer is a Douglas figure with cast on flag


So what next.

I think I may have enough units painted for a small game.

12 comments:

Rob said...

Line is best for shooting down those damned Frenchies. Super unit, what's next?

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Very handsome figures!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Peter Douglas said...

I am sure you've hit upon the origin of the British Army using line instead of column in the period. Lovely old school feel to these and beautifully painted.
Cheers, Peter

Alastair Morrison said...

Very nice sir...
Very Shooty...

I have to say it is a very unusual position... you have certainly got the best out of them...

Looking forward to seeing your game.

All the best. Aly

Colin Ashton said...

takes me back.....

Wellington Man said...

These have got to be one of the best retro regiments ever, Mark. They're quirky, colourful and in every respect just stunning.
Yours, in awe
WM

Mark Dudley said...

Hi Rob

I think some cavalry types are needed next or perhaps some Old Guard or British RHA or ....

Mark Dudley said...

Thanks Stokes. Prussians on Stovepipes are rather fetching.

Mark Dudley said...

The British have always be fond of forming an orderly line when queuing. A column is just not British.

Mark Dudley said...

Hi Aly

It was the uniqueness of the pose that was like a siren calling me paint them.

Mark Dudley said...

Hi Colin

Back to the future for me.

Mark Dudley said...

Colourful and quirky is all well good. But can they fight.