Saka Light Cavalry

Saka Light Cavalry

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

5th Westphalia Landwehr Baccus 6mm

After painting up a bucket full of 28mm WWII it was great to get back to painting up some of the 6mm part of my mountain. In this case Baccus Landwehr and of course these are for my Waterloo Project.

Here we have the 1st Battalion of the 5th Westphalia, a regiment that was part of II Corp under the command of Pirch and is the Corp that had the most troops on the Waterloo battlefield. Fortunately I have most of the battalions painted up for this Corp's, well the ones that took part at Waterloo. I still have three regiments to paint up, one reserve and two Landwehr for this Corps and they will be all done. In fact after these I will just have four Battalions in total to paint up for the Prussians, though I still have some more cavalry, guns, limbers and command before I can say done. I will probably buy caissons for both the French and the Prussians just to have them as points of interest on the boards when we play.

2nd Battalion, the flags are pure conjecture and given the shortage of suitable Baccus flags in my box I went with some that had been found on the internet. The field caps the Landwehr are often shown wearing have a green trim for the 5th Westphalia which at the time of painting did not seem to stand out but looks bright enough in the pictures so I am happy with them.

The Fusilier Battalion of course lacks a flag, though for Waterloo I really ought not to have standards for ANY of the Landwehr but I am using the excuse that I will be using them for other battles as an excuse to keep the colours flying on the other battalions.

All three ready for action
Baccus paint up nice and quick and I have to say I really had fun pulling these onto the table and working on them. The speed you can go from bagged lead to finished model makes them a joy to work with. Of course I still have a massive pile of Adler Prussians as part of my lead pile and these will still get painted up, possibly for Ligny but certainly for the prior wars that make up the Napoleonic period though they will have to take their turn with the Polish and lots of French that I own and the Spanish I plan to get once we have Waterloo put to bed. Given I am working on five French Battalions to go with the seventeen I finished in the challenge that may be sooner than you would think!

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    1. Why thank you sir, I did rather enjoy painting them which helps

      Ian

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  2. They look rather excellent Ian. I think from you last two sentences you are being heavily influenced by Lee's megalomania !!

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    1. Funny you should say that, had an e-mail from the man in question just this morning with a list of all he has lined up with his painters, it is eye watering LOL

      Don't play innocent though sir, you are responsible for the Adler French and Poles!! ;-)

      Ian

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  3. More marvellous miniatures and they really are miniature!

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    1. Thank's, you must try some sometime, they are easier to get on with than you may think

      Ian

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  4. Brilliant. That green hat band looks great. I have recently been doing some green trim on the boots of some 15mm French legere, so to get hat trim on 6mm - I'm impressed!

    I must admit I'm having thoughts about doing some Napoleonics in this scale after seeing your work and that of some others. Trouble is I have almost all I need in 15mm (plus nostalgia in 1/72nd plastic). Grumble grumble

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    1. LOL, I bought Austrians in 15mm so very long ago (Battle Honours) but sold them unpainted when as a group we went with 6mm. Both have their place and can co-exist, the battles feel a lot different.

      Ian

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  5. Excellent work, love these large bases!

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    1. I am not really making the full use of the bases but once I have all the required bases done I will start to do more work on the bases but the 60x60 really allows you to play around though storage is a pain as it takes up double the space

      Ian

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