|Prussian 1806 style musketeers and Grenadiers prepare to be mustered. That's "Mustered" by the way, not|
"Mustard" though I do like a bit of Dijon and those famous German Bratwursts!
There was a slight lull upstairs as a few coats of paint were being meticulously added to the 2nd fusilier battalion of the Russian Fangoria regiment. In recent months I have been making a conscious effort to try and keep the wargames room to a higher standard of order and function than...ahem...it may have been allowed to drift to in the past. I have gotten into the habit of pulling out figures that are fully painted and just awaiting basing, been distracted, and then simply put them on boards flat and placed them back on the shelves. Not only a lazy and inefficient use of space but poor from an aesthetic point of view as well..
As such, I felt an urge to free up some space on my figure shelves and my 1806 Prussians were the first cab off the rank.
|The Elite figures in this range are slightly smaller than the rest for some reason however this doesn't detract from the |
figures at all. In fact it gives them quite an elegance that befits the period and the army.
These figures, well half of them, were purchased from friend Nathan at Elite Miniatures Australia a few years ago. They are all from designer Peter Moreby's excellent Early Prussian Elite range and are lovely figures. I must confess to having a real affection for the period which originated from so many of the early Wargames Ilustrated magazine photo-shoots of his wonderful collection of 1805-07 figures that graced the pages in those days.
|How can one not be inspired into wargaming as a young boy by that magnificent shot.|
As I said, half were from Nathan and the other half were painted to match the style as closely as possible. Not perfect but certainly acceptable. Some GMB flags need to be ordered to replace
these ones and some mounted officers painted up to lead these fine Prussians into battle.
|A few spares which will be added to an additional battalion with a quick change of facing.|
I will paint up a Prussian Fusilier battalion in the next month or so and then see how they look before deciding on the next unit. All good fun and I am getting closer to having all these lads on the table soon for an early period GdA game before too long.
|The Brigade Commander purchased painted and based by Nathan|