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SteveTheTim06 Apr 2017 2:42 a.m. PST

The Green Brigade and the Green Regiment, Gustavus German Campaign 1631

The Green Brigade drawn up for action in 1631, when it is pretty much at full strength. This is a little bit of a cheat, as the brigade here consists of elements of Spens/Lumsdaines' regiment (left), the Green Regiment (centre) and the New Blue Swedish regiment (right). When they're finished, Mackay's Scots will replace the New Blue regiment.

The two battalion guns on the flanks and the two field guns to the front are all 1st Corps figures. The bulk of the brigade are 1st Corps figures, with Foundry, Perry, TAG, Warlord and Reiver making up the numbers. To my eye, they all blend nicely but eye of the beholder and all that.

There are 42 bases of four figures each, or 168 figures in total (discounting guns), representing a brigade of 1680 souls at a scale of 10:1. If this seems a lot, especially when referring to the source records of numbers of musketeers and pikemen, remember that there are around 200 officers alone in there!.

This is the Green regiment pike block. Again, I've concocted the standards, without applying too much imagination. I've interpreted Gustavus' edict to find cloth of the same colour as the standards, or red or brown otherwise. As usual, I try to group bases of similarly-dressed troops together to represent issue of clothing by company.

This squadron of musketeers has received a recent issue of green cloth.

This squadron is making do and mending.

I hope this series of articles continues to be of interest.


Supercilius Maximus Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member06 Apr 2017 3:45 a.m. PST

As usual, I try to group bases of similarly-dressed troops together to represent issue of clothing by company.

Well done – an important point to make in many periods. My own #1 period is AWI, and I try to explain to people that you should at least have a common clothing theme among figures on the same base (in terms of Continental units, that is) – either coats or hunting shirts, but seldom both – as any supplies of uniforms would have gone to NCOs first, then by company for larger amounts.

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 4:46 a.m. PST

Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

Thomas O06 Apr 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

Very Nice!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 5:55 a.m. PST

Looking splendid! What's the frontage of the brigade, please, and how big a table will you need for Breitenfeld?

SteveTheTim06 Apr 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

72 cm or 28-and-a-bit inches. Considering hiring the actual battlefield and currently applying for a compulsory demolition order on a Lidl, an Aldi and a multiplex cinema. What could go wrong?

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Apr 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Yes might need a tennis court! Have you an idea regarding the overall total frontage? 40' or so?

18CTEXAN06 Apr 2017 7:37 a.m. PST

Fabulous paint job! And well thought out organization….SO WHAT do the Imperials look like? If they are this good … please post them!
Your game will be "EPIC":!

SteveTheTim06 Apr 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

About 36' including the Saxons. We can do this at Durham but it'll be a challenge for road-trips

SteveTheTim06 Apr 2017 7:44 a.m. PST

Acknowledging the fragility of plans that contact reality, I'm devoting myself to Swedes for the remainder of this year before starting the Imperialists next year.

Anton Ryzbak06 Apr 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

Truly Impressive!

Lonkka1Actual07 Apr 2017 4:54 a.m. PST

Väldigt fint!

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