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Gary Overmyer02 Nov 2018 7:01 a.m. PST

Besides Blucher, does anyone know the other identities in the AB 1812-1815 Prussian Staff Set?

Anthony Barton02 Nov 2018 8:34 a.m. PST

It's a long time since I made them, but I don't recall modelling any of them on particular officers , apart of course from Blucher himself.

Gary Overmyer02 Nov 2018 9:30 a.m. PST

Thanks for the response! That helps with the basing. They are beautiful sculpts.

14Bore02 Nov 2018 10:34 a.m. PST

I don't have these figures but when I did my entire Prussian and Russian officers I looked up portraits of the officer and tried in 15mm to get the feel of who I was painting. Hair color, and facial hair, uniform and everyone got a different horse colors.

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP02 Nov 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

I did these years ago and described who I thought was who in the article on the blog

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Cheers
Nigel

von Winterfeldt02 Nov 2018 1:00 p.m. PST

great looking Prussian staff of 1806 – but the question was related to the later one of 1813

Osterreicher02 Nov 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

As Anthony mentioned, most of the officers seem generic, but besides von Blücher, the officer with the bicorne is probably von Gneisenau.

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von Winterfeldt03 Nov 2018 4:49 a.m. PST

I always wondered if the field cap was worn on the days of battle, etc. and not an invention of late 19th century artists.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2018 8:12 a.m. PST

Stress that I am no expert on Prussians but the chap in the Bicorne from AB is an ADC. Green facings and the aigulettes.


I do feel that the peaked cap for senior officers is unappealing, whether correct or not

mollinary04 Nov 2018 4:52 a.m. PST

I think he is painted as an adc, but the aigullettes seem to identify the sculpt as Gneisenau, if the centjours site is to be believed, and I have always found it very reliable.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2018 1:22 p.m. PST

Good point. Seems a bit short of decorations compared with the chap under Blucher's pipe to me…..

I see two folk with a left chest decoration that is surely something that any Prussian fan will recognise…a sort of Pour La Merite? One in Grey and one next to Blucher.

The lad in the bicorne is not a senior occifer…….I am 95% sure of that. OK, the 5% I will concede, purely because of the feather pule on the bicorne.

But I have often admitted that profound ignorance on any subject has never prevented me speaking (indeed lecturing to postgrad students) with great authority…..it helps to be Irish….

Prince of Essling05 Nov 2018 1:43 a.m. PST

The one on the grey reminds me of Scharnhost.

Marc at work06 Nov 2018 5:58 a.m. PST

No idea, but I will say that both sets have been painted incredibly well considering these are only 18mm tall. Bravo to Mr Barton and Nigel

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