Actually struggling a bit tonight with blogger, can't seem to get the text to stay where it's meant to go!!! a REAL PISSER!!!! Anyway life is a little hectic work etc. . .
Figure painting wise I have been trying to fit in an hour here and there a I have surprisingly been making a good bit of progress (although I have to admit to cutting some corners to get more done). I had a couple of Old Glory reserve battalions pretty much cleaned up and ready to go so I fired the black undercoat on and got stuck in.
I managed to rattle through 2 battalions in just over a week so pretty good going and to me they look fine for the gaming table. Both battalions are from the 6th reserve regiment that have the turn backs to their coats (that Old Glory have included in their figures ). These are the Silesian's.
And this is the 1st of 2 West Prussian reserve battalions (the 2nd will be in all blue). The fancy pants had to be different! No matter they should paint up fine as it is all blue.
I love painting all grey uniforms, a coat of codex grey and a couple of lighter shades and your done!
I didn't even bother with the buttons on the reservists. The only figures I detailed were the line officers, NCO's and drummers to help them stand out. So some sand on the bases finish up the painting and varnishing and they are ready for action! I have decided to add flags to my reserve battalions, I know they didn't officially have any but I am thinking that maybe some kind ladies from their district knocked some together for them? Works for me and it looks better on the table.
Another unit I have been working on my East Prussian cuirassiers from AB. I had put them away in a dark corner for a very long time.
I am sorry to say I am not so keen on these guys and that is why it has take me so long to paint them. 1st up I was expecting them to be charging (maybe I've been spoiled with the AB charging Russians) and 2nd they are almost identical to the BH Prussian cuirassiers.
Anyway they are almost done now. I had to convert a trooper to a flag man as I didn't see the option when ordering them. Anyone reading this who is going to do the same regiment please don't follow my light blue saddle covers, for some reason I didn't like the look of red and unusually for me made a decision to go with the facing colour. I know it is wrong but for me I decided the light blue looked better.
I actually managed to finish up a little command base in a couple of hours. An old landwher officer (as ray pointed out) being stabbed in the arm by a mounted General in full dress. He isn't really it's just a bad angle, if there was a large pole in the background I would most probably have managed to have it coming out of 1 of their heads!
When I ordered the BH Prussian command pack I got 12 of this officer figure so I have been doing what I can to make him look different. This time I added the Guard Star, Iron Cross and saddle cloth with green stuff.