Wednesday, May 31, 2017

15mm Old Glory Prussian Landwehr Cavalry

My gaming buddy Austin is cleaning out all his miniatures.  He sent me a 73 pound box of unpainted lead!  These are the first of his figures I have painted, 12 men of the 2nd Silesian Landwehr cavalry.


Austin had ambitiously replaced the cast lances on four figures with brass wire.  I grabbed my pin vice and prepped the rest.


I know a lot of people do not like Old Glory, but I think these are great little figures!


Without any clue as to how landwehr lance pennants would have looked, I went with a suitably Silesian color scheme on these.


I am waiting on a few figures from Eureka, and then it's back to the giant commission!

15 comments:

  1. Scott, anything painted by your hand will be nice, no doubt. The Old Glory Prussian range is a good one. Being a later addition, the sculpting is good, clean and a little larger than their first 15mm Napoleonic offerings.

    As for pennants, I would have to look those up but I have seen them often white over yellow.

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    1. Thanks, Jon! I spent a lot of time researching landwehr pennants for Glenn's project, and they were all over the place. I don't think there waas any regularity.

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  2. Great job, and so worthwhile to replace the lances with wire.

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    1. It's OK on 10 figures, but I would have doing it for 40-60.

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  3. These look lovely. From memory pennant colours changed between 1813 to 1815. There is a good table on this site: http://uniform-evolution.0catch.com/prussia30q.html

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    1. That's a site I perused quite a bit while painting Glenn's army. Period illustrations showed a pretty shocking variance from regulation, though.

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  4. They take me back a few years. It must be around 15 years since I carried those .. Man where did all the time go.. Nice job though!!

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    1. When did Old Glory sell off their 15mm line? Was it really 15 years ago?

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  5. Beautiful Landwehr Cavalry, great colors!

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  6. Really, I would've gotten around to painting them...eventually...

    Great work as always.

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    1. Thanks, Austin. The figures you did paint look great!

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  7. Great work. Surprised that they are Old Glory.
    Might need to go over there and order some for casualties (which are lacking for some nations from AB).

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    1. Thanks, Glenn. I do like Old Glory's casualties. All of the casualty markers in my own armies are from Old Glory.

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