Monday 31 December 2012

Dutch National Militia

Here are three battalions of old glory Dutch Militia, the flags are by GMB. These were part of Perponchers division and held the crossroads at Quatre-bras. I think they look quite nice with their blue coats and orange facings. They are the 5th, 7th and 8th battalions, to finish this division I need to complete a battalion of Nassau (3rd battalion of the 2nd regiment) and a battalion of Belgian line infantry (the 7th). Plus the artillery, these are all primed and waiting for a paint job!

All the best for a happy New Year!

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Prince of Orange

These are command stands representing the Prince of Orange (on white horse) and divisional general Perponcher. It was these two men and the Prince of Saxe-Weimer who had the idea of defending Quatre-bras in the first place and not the Duke of Wellington!

The figures are by CGM, again this is from the batch I ordered from direct from Dermot in Spain. The green clad Nassau officer is by Old Glory.

Sunday 9 December 2012

27th Dutch Jaeger

These are CGM figures, the poses are skimishing and are based a bit different to my usual style. Since I wanted them to act as a skirmish screen but also to deploy as a normal regiment I based these in groups of four on  40 x 20 base. The flag was printed from NapFlag, basic scatter grass was used. They have black crossbelts, which is a bit drab but I have given them off-white straps for their muskets.

The 27th Jaegers were part of General Perponchers 2nd Dutch-Belgian division. They fought at Quatre-bras and Waterloo.Positioned to the east of Gemioncourt farm, the majority of the 760 men were raw recruits and not well versed in light infantry tactics.  They were dispersed over 3km of front (from Gemioncourt farm to the Materne pond) and were to act as an early warning system when the French advanced. They fought well but according to the Mike Robinson book they were at times out skirmished by the experienced French light infantry. They are a welcome addition to my Dutch-Belgian army.