From the rather nice Blog Con gains pile is these Landwehr Cavalry that was part of the pre-painted collection I have been posting about. All I have had to do with these was remove them from their original bases and rebase followed by a good going over with Matt Varnish. These have suffered a little more than the infantry. For starters horse's seem to break off their metal base very easily and out of these forty five figures I have had to glue four in place sans base and a further three have been discarded due to the same issue. Nest up is less noticeable using the 4 foot rule, that being the gloss varnish had pooled between the rider and mount and as such look a little ugly and the matt varnish has not hidden this but really it's a minor irritant at worst.
At the end of the day I have another five Landwehr cavalry regiments for the big game and given I need a fair few it's certainly a good thing that I have them. I still have a few more to paint up but without these I would be close to double figures.
The usual staggered lines are evident in most cases but due to the fragile bases I felt the need to have them supporting each other more than usual so the lines are a little better than some of the more regular regiments I have painted up.
I have a lot of Hussars to rebase and this will in fact give me more regiments than I need as I am in the final stages of painting up four Hussar regiments for Waterloo but as these are specific regiments I am happy I had started these before picking up the painted stuff as I really like the variety that these guys will bring to the Prussian cavalry for Waterloo. For the most part you can forget the Prussian Blue look but more on these towards or over the weekend when I expect to have them finished and shown off.