Sunday 26 May 2024

Workbench

For the next few months I will be adding to the Tatar army. 

John






Thursday 23 May 2024

Prussian Flags

An old photograph but one I like.

John

ps A few more have been added since this photo was taken.


Wednesday 15 May 2024

The Regiment

Photos of Prussian IR13, including grenadiers. The Prussian collection has over thirty of these sized regiments painted. 

I have flags and castings for at least three more. Whether they ever get painted is another question. 

Tomorrow another 'boys in green' regiment is due to arrive.

John







Thursday 9 May 2024

Puttkamer Hussars

Prussian hussar regiment Puttkamer, wonderfully painted by David Jarvis.

John





Sunday 5 May 2024

37/40

Made and painted the NCO for Prussian converged grenadier battalion 37/40. 

I realised when I started painting the NCO I had in error added facings ....these were subsequently removed.

With all my converged battalions the officer is from the senior regiment in this case 37 and the NCO from the higher numbered regiment. 

John






Wednesday 1 May 2024

Prussian Converged Grenadier battalions

For each of my SYW Prussian grenadier battalions we like to add an additional foot officer and an NCO.

Historically there were 23 converged battalions plus 6 'Standing' grenadier battalions. In the collection we have 18 and 3 respectively.

However, for a few of the units in the collection these supernumeraries have not been made. 

Converged battalion 37/40 is one of those battalions. So over the past two days I have made a start and made the foot officer and quickly painted.

John