|Three line infantry, one cuirassier and one dragoon|
regiment, and the four generals, all in various stages of
recruitment and training... All figures are
|Hoffman- von Diesbach Grenadiers in line. |
The battalions are differenced by the colour of their
weskits: red (Hoffman) and blue (von Diebach).
A bit of a 'filler' posting this, but it has been a while since I've said anything about this particular project. So here a few pictures of my Wargames Factory figures assembled and in the process of being painted as an Imperial Army of 1702-1715.
The Army comprises:General Officer Commanding
Two General Officers of Foot
One General Officer of Horse
Foot:Hoffman-von Diesbach Grenadier (19/39)
Alt-Heister Infantry (4)
Brandenburg-Bayreuth Infantry (9)
De Wendt Infantry (11)
Holstein Ploen Infantry (21)
Kreichbaum Infantry (27)
Osnabruck Infantry (32)
Guns:Two batteries each of 2 cannon and 8 gunners.
Total: 344 Figures.
Why Imperial? I pretty much figured most would go for British or Anglo-Dutch, or French. But I also liked the idea of helmeted cuirassiers wielding pistols, so two of my 24-figure Horse regiments are heavies, the remaining one are dragoons.
|Hoffmann-von Diesbach grenadiers again. The flags|
don't really belong, but I wasn't going to let it go to waste!
Of the seven infantry regiments, six are line infantry, the other being a 'provisional' grenadier regiment. All 36-figure units may be split into 18-figure battalions, each with Foot officer, flag, drummer, and 15 fusiliers.
|One grenadier, and three of the line infantry regiments; |
one cuirassier and the 4 guns.
As you can see from this, I haven't been doing one unit at a time but poking around whichever one takes my fancy at the time. I paint the bases - usually green, but sometimes black or brown - before flocking them. They will be done last.
|De Wendt Infantry. looking rather dark. Some highlighting|
indicated here, methinks.