Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Hessen Darmstadt Leib Garde or Prussion DR5

At last we have managed to recruit the extra figures to bring up the Hessen Darmstadt cavalry to full strength, 24 + 2. The unit looks very much like Prussian Dragoon Regt 5 in the early 1740's. So a command vignette has also been added. The uniform is OK based on artwork, other than the drummer, however, the horse furniture is incorrect, but I can live with the minor discrepancies if DR 5 is ever needed for a game.
The challenge has been to match the 10 extra figures with those painted 10 years ago. Both DJ and myself have spent many hours mixing and re-mixing paints to match those old now defunct paint colours.