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von Winterfeldt09 May 2021 4:28 a.m. PST

For my Prussians I decided to do full regiments of three battalions, 2 musketeer one grenadier, this new organization was introduced after the death of Frederick the Great by Friedrich Wilhelm II, so one permanent grenadier battalion per regiment, of 4 companies – this lasted till 1797.
He also abolished the legendary mitre caps – the grenadiers had the usual hat but with a white plume and a grenade at the front flap.
There the grenadiere did not carry colours, I decided to take an NCO who lifted his sponton to give a point of view, this was just an experiment.
those are nice sculpts by Sho, even sculpting grenadier cartridge pouch flaps, strangely enough I couldn't find them in his shop, but they are sculpted.
The mounted officers is an abused Austrian officers, painted as Prussian, the horse is AB.



ferg98109 May 2021 4:37 a.m. PST

Great painting again VonW

You and Sho Boki have quite the partnership going

Lovely work.



14Bore09 May 2021 4:57 a.m. PST

Exquisite VW.
Can't understand why Prussia never used fanions like Frence and America did to substitute full flags. Makes me think they might not be as important as thought to identify unit positions.

Sho Boki Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2021 5:04 a.m. PST

Splendid work!
And now there will be picture with grenadier cartridge pouch flaps in my homepage. :-)

Also VW will soon receive the surprise parcel with one special figure, he wanted to paint. I already started to paint this figure but as I am very slow, VW probably may finish it first.

von Winterfeldt09 May 2021 8:15 a.m. PST

Sho you should show unpainted grenadiers as well on your shop, you list them put it would help also that people would see it, otherwise they won't realize that they exist.

It was good fun to paint your lovely miniatures, thanks for sculpting the grenadiere.

von Winterfeldt09 May 2021 8:17 a.m. PST

Yes, Prussian grenadiere did not use colours, till the new organisation in the so called New Prussian Army – when they receive a colour.

As to the value, I guess more esprit de corps than anything else and Prussian grenadiers seemingly did not need it.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2021 8:20 a.m. PST

Great work.

jwebster Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2021 8:36 a.m. PST

I love the character in these sculpts and the painting is fantastic


nsolomon9909 May 2021 9:24 p.m. PST

Superb vW, they look superb

von Winterfeldt11 May 2021 6:15 a.m. PST

the parcel of Sho has arrived, thank you very much, the miniatures look ace.

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