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wrgmr116 May 2017 6:38 p.m. PST

Hi Gents,
After a rather lengthy 2.5 month hiatus from painting Calpe Prussians beacause of my Vimy Ridge project, I finished up this reserve regiment.

I know they did not carry flags but I decided to give mine some anyway. I also painted the officers in grey overcoats, who wants to be a target of French skirmishers!

Comments are welcome.















Gonsalvo16 May 2017 7:10 p.m. PST

Shades of Grey!

Very well done. My Reserve Regts carry flags as well, because, well, they SHOULD have (and maybe like the Landwehr, some did anyway).


Markconz16 May 2017 7:51 p.m. PST

Excellent work Thomas!

grecian195916 May 2017 11:16 p.m. PST

Lovely work and basing Thomas

Night Witch Inactive Member17 May 2017 1:09 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Larry R Inactive Member17 May 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

Excellent work!!

marshalGreg17 May 2017 5:45 a.m. PST

Very Well done!
The approach I took for my modeled 1813 Army, was
1) typically there were 1 lieb ( exceptions 11th & 12th Selesian) + 4 regt colors available per Prussian issuance.
2) 1807/8 the "2 field" musketeers were carrying 2 flags per, per the old format, then it was reduced to 1 ea prior to 1813, so flags were available.
3) In 1813, the reserve battalion were 4, 5 & 6 depot battalions of a parent regiment.
4) So I have 2 of 3 of the reserve btns carry the regiment color associated with the parent or a made up version very similar (of the SYW reserve format w/o central eagle and crown) to that of the parent flag.


Lord Hill17 May 2017 8:01 a.m. PST

Fantastic painting of some lovely figs – perfection!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 8:07 a.m. PST

Beautiful painting and basing! Should make those Marie-Louise fellows quake in their boots.

wrgmr117 May 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

Thanks Chaps!

MG, this is the 24th Battalion, I have the 23 painted as well. I like your idea of using the depot flags. Cheers!

It's interesting, when I look at these photos, I see things I missed. Completely missed painting the shoulder wings on the Fusilier battalions bugler!

Personal logo paxx88 Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2017 10:47 a.m. PST

Very nice a lot of battalions. I always give mine flags brigthens the table

wrgmr118 May 2017 11:48 a.m. PST

Thanks Paxx.
Yes lots of figures, thus far:
Line battalions 26
Landwehr battalions 25
Cavalry 20 regiments
Artillery 15 batteries
Skirmish stands 6
Command stands 10
I didn't paint all of them, some of our group helped paint 4 battalions of line.
Almost done!

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