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wrgmr117 Jan 2018 4:14 p.m. PST

Hi Gents,
I posted a WIP some time ago but never got around to posting the final figures.

Here they are, 7th West Prussian Infantry regiment.
Comment are welcome.
Fusiliers

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1st Battalion

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2nd Battalion

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14Bore17 Jan 2018 5:05 p.m. PST

Those are some splendid examples

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 6:42 p.m. PST

They're beautiful.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 7:50 p.m. PST

Great job.

Oregon01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2018 10:50 p.m. PST

Those are some nice figures plain and simple. Very attractive looking unit.

Markconz17 Jan 2018 11:03 p.m. PST

Excellent must be happy to have these finished!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 4:33 a.m. PST

Bravo! Are these for Shako II? How many Prussian units do you have complete?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

Love the fusiliers. Only have a small selection of Calpe (some artillery and marching figures for diorama I showed here some years ago) but these remind me how good they are.

The top left fusilier reaching into his ready use ammo pouch is really well cast. You have made a great job of the musicians' wings and the highlighting on the shakos (easily overdone…I should know).

Good photography too BTW.

OK, good modelling, painting, basing, photos, posting……. but apart from that, the rest is mediocre

wrgmr118 Jan 2018 5:13 p.m. PST

Thanks very kindly gents!

Big Red, yes these are for Shako II.
Total units are:
Infantry all 12 figs each
Line/Fusiliers 20 battalions
Reserve Infantry 6 battalions
Landwehr 25 battalions

Artillery:
Hvy Batteries 4
Foot Batteries 6
Horse Batteries 5

Cavalry: all 6 figs each
Landwehr 10 regiments
Uhlans 2 regiments
Hussars 5 regiments
Dragoons 3 regiments
Cuirassiers 2 regiments these are Foundry.

Command stands:
9 stands
6 Sappers,
7 ADC's

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2018 7:05 p.m. PST

That's quite a collection! I bet it looks impressive on the table.

wrgmr118 Jan 2018 11:06 p.m. PST

Big Red, a couple of photos from our Waterloo game just recently.

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John de Terre Neuve Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 5:10 a.m. PST

very impressive collection

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

I was right, that's impressive! Blucher looks ready for revenge.

wrgmr119 Jan 2018 1:21 p.m. PST

Thanks Gents!

HappyHussar19 Jan 2018 2:37 p.m. PST

Oh to have a LOT of money and the eyes I had in my youth! ;)

When I first laid eyes on these Calpe miniatures I was working on the OB for the 1813 Prussians for a computer game (Campaign Leipzig). I just love these castings and the variety of poses they have.

Well done on the painting!

wrgmr119 Jan 2018 2:44 p.m. PST

HappyHussar, thanks, funny you should mention that.
I acquired many of them from gamers who had bought and did not have time to paint so 1/3 to 1/2 off over a 3 year period.
I also started painting with 3.0 reading glasses, my painting improved immensely.

Dorsenne Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Jan 2018 2:55 p.m. PST

Well done Wrgmr1, I love Calpe and I think they are the best miniatures in commerce.
Really like Shako II also, my favourite rules for big battles.
Compliments

Lord Hill19 Jan 2018 4:10 p.m. PST

Wow! They look great!

Tyler32620 Jan 2018 7:16 a.m. PST

Outstanding! Nice painting and great looking collection. Blucher is badass!

wrgmr120 Jan 2018 2:11 p.m. PST

Thanks kindly Gents!

archiduque22 Jan 2018 3:26 a.m. PST

Excellent stuff!!

wrgmr123 Jan 2018 10:43 a.m. PST

Thanks archiduque!

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