As mentioned before September was not the best month for painting but I did get these guys done apart from their flags which I did last night. The Hussars have not been finished, these will be done sometime in this month.
So here we have the 1st Battalion 2nd Infantry Landwehr Neumark. This is the first figures painted for the IV Corp and after the revised list has been sorted I won't have as many Prussians to paint as first thought. This will lead to a couple of breaks in painting the Prussians. I have also ordered 12 Battalions of Landwehr from Baccus along with the skirmishers. I quite simply do not want to spend as much time on clean up, prep and painting as I have done to this point. I still will paint up the rest of the Adler but with all the other figures I have at present and coming soon I just need to be able to get on with it.
Don't get me wrong, I really like the Adler and I don't plan on rushing through the Baccus doing a second rate job. I just know I can get the Baccus done quicker and still get a good looking base out. What it does mean though is that I am already stocking up figures for Ligny and other large scale battles in the future.
The second battalion has different shoulder tabs than the 1st as does the 3rd, it was good to add such little detail even if they may be the wrong shade ;-) The three battalions all have Baccus skirmishers and whilst they are a bit more chunky work with the Adler fine. Good job as Adler are yet to release skirmish figures for the Prussians.
I added more flocking powder again also adding it to the bushes trying to make a bit of lavender. All three battalions are in column as that was the quicker way of getting them all based up.
Future months will see three Prussian and three French Battalions getting painted up a month where possible, I may start getting a little blue weary after a few more months but lets see.
October will not be without 6mm painting as I have three French Battalions started, also the guns and crews of the new Baccus not to mention the four new French cavalry that are still waiting for some paint to be added. This should be started today as I have cleared the desk of other miniatures, but in a good way.
|All three Battalions|
My Prussian force has come along rather well and it's nice to see it grow and now I am ahead of schedule in all area's which is great. It's also another way of saying I have also painted up a couple of limbers but that's for a future post.
I have just the finishing touches to do on eight 28mm miniatures for my Fantasy campaign and then will concentrate on the 6mm for the rest of this week I think.