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Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 6:16 a.m. PST

My latest blog showing how I painted a Command group for my Nassau Brigade:

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I hope that it is useful.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

Nicely painted. To be fully accurate, the prince should be in a blue jacket. He was commanding the 28th Orange-Nassau regiment when he took command of the 2nd Infantry Brigade of Perponcher's 2nd Infantry Division. Their uniform was blue.

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Sorry to be picky.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Aug 2018 2:04 p.m. PST

Nassau has baffled me for 1815 and, only recently, I asked who wore blue and who wore green, and where, on the Big Day.


I now have a better idea for the line soldiers, But now you are asking about the commanders……..

Artilleryman is usually right I find.

Can I add I love the bases?

Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 1:30 a.m. PST

Hi Artilleryman, thanks for your comments. I suspected as much and said so in my blog:
'It's possible that this is incorrect for Prince Bernhard, as he may have been wearing a blue Dutch Uniform but I am not too concerned I am painting a Commander for my Black Powder army not a specific diorama of the Prince and his staff.'
Although my collection is based roughly on the Waterloo OOB I am happy to use a bit of licence :)

Arcane Steve Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 1:35 a.m. PST

Thanks Deadhead, I too am confused by the disposition of the Nassau and Dutch troops. Even worse is trying to figure out who wore white trousers and who wore green. The same is true of the shakos – Black or beige covers? There are also differences in the style of plumes, particularly when it comes to the Light Company.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2018 2:19 a.m. PST

Steve,
Point taken. With regard to the uniform details, you can do no better than to check this web site:

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It makes an excellent starting point for research if nothing else.

Glencairn26 Oct 2018 3:18 a.m. PST

Prince Bernard got Wellington's chestnuts out of the fire at the start of the campaign, nice to see him represented here..

Editor Alexa26 Oct 2018 3:40 a.m. PST

Wow look's good specialy the position of the horses.
But the green uniform i am not comfortable. I prefer blue
Uniform. But everyhing is all good and wonderful. 👍👍👍

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Oct 2018 6:28 a.m. PST

The green is great. The orange sash with it. Add a bit of white here and there and they could be the Army of the Irish Republic (I nearly typed Irish Republican Army by mistake!) at Waterloo.

Few know they were there. Not often recorded. Even Adkin misses them.

The point about saving the day at Quatre Bras is now, at long last, increasingly recognised. Imagine the guts it took to defy a direct order from DoW, of all people, and rely on your own professional judgement instead.

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