Gentlemen, here they are. . . the freshly completed Ermland Garde zu Fuβ – the premier regiment in the army of The Electorate of Zichenau – in all their martial glory. All 80 figures!
These last couple of weeks, it has seemed like I’d never get them finished at times. The Thanksgiving holiday, work commitments, and so on seem like they have conspired against available free time, but I managed to wrap up this particular project before the end of the month. So, I guess things have gone fairly well. At some point in the near future, there are two more 80-figure regiments to do for Zichenau’s army, and it’s reassuring to know that I’ve got the mental stamina to paint units of this size. Whew!
Anyway, here are a few fresh photos of the entire regiment for your viewing pleasure. Wish I had the lovely background items seen at Jim (Alte Fritz) Purky’s Hesse-Seewald blog, which show off his miniatures to their best advantage, but mine look reasonably good even so. They appear remarkably like the old plastic Spencer Smith marching grenadiers, not something that was intentional, but it’s a nice surprise in any case.
Speaking of which. . . Next up, it’s that regiment of metal Spencer Smith/Holger Eriksson cavalry, who have been waiting patiently at stage left for the last several weeks. And now, it’s off to bed. Schlaffen Sie shön meine Herren!