Sunday, 26 May 2013
2nd Regiment Nassau-Usingen
Back to painting 15mm figures after the Ayton game and it's 28mm loveliness. These figures had been sitting partly finished on my desk for weeks and weeks so I thought I'll settle myself in to the old scale with these figures. Here we have the 1st battalion of the 2nd Regiment Nassau-Usingen, they are old glory figures with the exception of the mounted officer who is a Warmodelling (Fantassin) Prussian officer. I've already painted up battalions 2 and 3. These battalions in actual fact were quite strong with about 900 men in each. I can't recall if this regiment was at Quatre-bras or not but certainly both regiments were at Waterloo. I think the difference may have been in the shako covers, one regiment had white or light covered material, so the story goes these were removed at Waterloo as it was felt they gave the French gunners an unfair advantage! The flag is by GMB. I'm a bit ashamed to say it but I rushed these and made a mess of the turnbacks. Anyway, heres a couple of pics of the battalion and the complete regiment along with their divisional commander Prince Bernhard.