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archiduque Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 8:33 a.m. PST

Hi all !! I've painted 4 units of Bavarian light infantry. The figures are from Perry Miniatures. I hope you like them!







jeffreyw309 Jul 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

Beautiful as always, Rafa!

Dr Jeckyll09 Jul 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Great looking unit Rafa!! Lovely!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 10:46 a.m. PST

Such a recognisable style.

I keep going back to the bottom picture. The chap third in from the left. Look at his collar detail or the definition of the various layers of white belting. That grey stripe in the centre of the cross chest belt.

Having read his book, I try that and do sometimes get it right. So often I fail.

I know nothing of this but am not ashamed to ask. Bavarian Light must have had light and "grenadier" companies I suspect? I see green and red plumes on some.

Axebreaker09 Jul 2018 12:10 p.m. PST

Excellent work!


Artilleryman09 Jul 2018 12:24 p.m. PST

Such excellent painting. Every time I see it I think about throwing away my brushes and paint!

Yes, under the post 1809 reforms, the infantry copied the French organisation of six companies with two elites. In the light infantry there were Carabiniers with red plumes and Schutzen with green.

Herce Salon de Guerre09 Jul 2018 3:16 p.m. PST

fabulous Rafa

Fat Wally09 Jul 2018 3:21 p.m. PST

WOW. Real nice.

JonFreitag09 Jul 2018 9:33 p.m. PST

Superb brushwork!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

Thanks Artilleryman

Now you mention it, the lads in the green plumes seem to be carrying different firearm and without a bayonet.

Rifle armed I guess? Was there a Bavarian version of the Baker, a standard weapon….or did one just bring one's own?

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

Many thanks for the comments!! :-)


Thanks for the explanation, yes Carabiniers with red plumes and Schutzen with green.


Yes is a rifle armed


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2018 8:00 a.m. PST


I have learnt so many techniques from your book.

From these, I am saving the third and fourth images…..

Purely for how to paint haversacks! The highlights for that natural canvas look….brilliant

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