Thursday 24 February 2011

Cuirassier Command Bases

For a bit more light relief on the painting front I've completed some heavy cavalry command bases. The large base represents a corps commander such Kellerman or Milhaud. The actual figure is of Nansouty or d'Hautpoul. The other base is of a divisional general along with his ADC. All they need now are some cuirassiers to command. These are sitting already primed and awaiting some paint.

Saturday 19 February 2011

Marshal Davout command base

Here is my first infantry Corps command base - the bald eagle himself, even if I did make look a bit like Harry Potter. These are AB figures and I'd thought I'd give it a special touch with a broken lance.

Thursday 17 February 2011

30th Foot (Cambridgeshire)

My GMB flags finally arrived and so able to complete my 30th foot. These are AB figures and are very good, however I do think the flag poles are a bit short. The pose is to blame as the bottom of the pole is touching the ground and not slotted into the carrying bit (whatever it is called) attached to the crossbelt. Even the flags made specifically for AB struggle with one of the poses. So the GMB flags needed quite a bit of triming. I do think they look nice as they are textured with fake folds in the cloth.

Friday 11 February 2011

Old Marshal Blucher

While waiting for my GMB flags I decided to paint up Old Marshal Forwards. Hope you like him. Again, AB figures - I added some lancers as his personal escort. Black horses are a pain to paint,hard to pick out deatil - I used dark grey for hightlights but I dont think it worked.

Tuesday 8 February 2011

Advice needed on Prussian Flags (1815)

I've gotten some Prussian AB flags (1808-1815) and need to identify where the Avancier(liebfahne) flag ought to go.

As you can see from the photo there are 4 flags per regiment, one identical flag for each of the three battalions and one Avancier(liebfahne) flag. Did the Avancier(liebfahne) go with the first battalion or have I gotten the wrong idea? I.e. wouldthe 1st battalion have two flags?