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Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP16 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.
Cheers,
Thomas

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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).

Peter

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 Witch17 May 2017 1:09 a.m. PST

Very nice.

Larry R17 May 2017 5:43 a.m. PST

Excellent work!!

marshalGreg Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 5:45 a.m. PST

Very Well done!
The approach I took for my modeled 1813 Army, was
this:
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.

MG

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.

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP17 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

Personal logo wrgmr1 Supporting Member of TMP18 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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