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de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2012 5:05 a.m. PST


This is mainly an experiment to see if I can post pictures directly on here.
Thanks for looking and I hope it works.

rusty musket Inactive Member03 Mar 2012 6:03 a.m. PST

It works and such good looking figs to experiment with. Please experiment some more.

Steve64 Inactive Member03 Mar 2012 6:10 a.m. PST

They are spectacular !!

Very keen to get some 40mm figures after seeing this. Great blog too – thanks for posting.

Chortle Fezian Inactive Member03 Mar 2012 6:14 a.m. PST

How nice. Good timing also. My S&S Prussians just arrived. I will also be painting those pink lads.

crogge1757 Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2012 7:52 a.m. PST

Great paint job Nigel.
especially your take of this somewhat off white seems to look rather authentic.
In case you are a fan of couleur rosť, have you considered to also do this regiments gaiter straps in rosť. The regiment was seen by the Prince of Prussia dressed this way in 1762, as he noted in his journal. Facing colour wise, de Ligne were comrades to his own regiment IR 18 also sporting rosť.


de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2012 8:18 a.m. PST

Thanks guys for your comments.
Christian, I'm painting the 2nd battalion at the moment and I'll add pink gaiter straps for this unit. Perhaps it was just a peculairity of the second battalion! As for the white coats, the change of tone results from ArmyPainter which gives a warmer tint and makes it appear as if they have marched miles to reach their destination.

DeanMoto Inactive Member03 Mar 2012 11:16 a.m. PST

Ah man, that is lovely unit. The painting and palette are superb. Dean

Garde de Paris03 Mar 2012 11:24 a.m. PST

Beautiful painting of handsome figures! And a very hard-fighting regiment!

I recall reading that one officer of DeLigne was taken prisoner by the Prussians wearing hungrian breeches and dolman in rose! No mention of the cording.

This officer swears rose vest and breeches. Is there a record of such? Record or not, I may just do that with one of my Old Glory 15's! I was not as courageous with my version of rose – much too pale. Yet I did the Prussian 40th (Fusiliers) using an old can of Polish Crimson by Humbrol – much too strong! The more I look at TMP, the more "imaginations" my units seem to be!

Do you have information about the drummers?


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2012 12:28 p.m. PST

Very nice! That flagpole must have been a bear to paint.

Are these Sash & Sabre figures? I wish that Chris would add the basic cavalry and artillery to the range. This is the only thing that is keeping me from building 40mm armies.

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Mar 2012 1:27 p.m. PST

There is a reference, which I mention on my blog, to a dead officer of this regiment who wore pink trousers and soubise.
The drummer is wearing a pink coat as per the reversed colour scheme which is discussed in my:

DAF, They are S&S and Chris has produced dragoons and some artillery. Hussars are 3 months away so the range is getting there. I'm not sure when we will see Grenz and Cuirassiers but next year I'd guess.

Frederic V Inactive Member06 Mar 2012 1:25 p.m. PST

Really great.

I would love seeing some shots of battles with 40mm.

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