Sunday, December 17, 2017

Giant Commission -- Black Brunswickers

Black uniforms are always tricky, but the Brunswick contingent should stand out on the table top.  Glenn will have all three line and all three light regiments in his army.


1st Brunswick Line




2nd Brunswick Line


3rd Brunswick Line



1st Brunswick Light




2nd Brunswick Light



3rd Brunswick Light

This next week I will add the Leib and Avant Garde battalions.

And now, a word about attention to detail.

One of the hardest parts of painting the Anglo-Allied Waterloo army has been keeping the troops straight.  Glenn's order was huge, and the packages came in several waves.  The sheer variety of troop types is impressive.  Some (few) of the figures came mislabeled, so I have spent a good chunk of time comparing raw lead to the pictures on Eureka's website to figure out just what I have.

I think, and I am sure Glenn can correct me if I am wrong, that I have only made one mistake identifying troops.  In my last post, you may have noticed one solitary stand of the Orange-Nassau regiment did not have shako cords and had shorter plumes.  When I started painting the Brunswickers, I found one six figure stick was, in fact, Orange-Nassau troops that I had mis-sorted.  Of course I painted the new stand correctly.

So what I had painted as Orange-Nassau?  I am pretty sure they were Dutch line infantry in a bag labelled "Orange."  Whoops.  So Glenn will get one extra stand of mis-painted troops (at no charge of course; it's my mistake).


L-R: Dutch Line, Dutch Line painted as Orange-Nassau, New Stand of Orange-Nassau

I am on my last batch of Anglo-Allied infantry!  Since I started painting this army in August, I have finished almost a thousand infantry.

8 comments:

  1. The Brunswickers are one of my favorite Napoleonic armies and these look great!
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks, Steve! I painted a ton of these in 1/72, then in 15mm for myself, now in 15mm for Glenn. I must like them too.

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  2. Fantastiche! Sehr schoen! Ausgeseichnet!

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  3. Scott - The fact that you were able to sort through the multiple shipments (and apparently mis-labeled bags), and put together an army of this complexity is nothing short of a miracle.
    This project has been an amazing undertaking: The work of a master.

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    1. Thanks, Glenn. I have plenty of time left to make mistakes with cavalry and guns. :-)

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  4. Wonderful looking as always Scott!

    Christopher

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