After celebrating the birthday of the Grand Duchess yesterday (eternally 29!), I check Phil Olley’s War Cabinet this morning. . . and what do I see? Amazing updates for May 2008 to his growing Pils-Holstein collection. If you haven’t already, take a look here: http://www.warcabinet.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/.
Just look at that! Impressive isn’t quite the word to convey how neat Phil’s collection and architecture look so far. I'm eager to see what units might be added next. Especially pleasing to the eye is the latest addition – a regiment of “wild geese”, the Dillon Regiment.
Jeepers, I’ve got to get cracking on those RSM95 figures sitting behind me. Only half undercoated in black acrylic so far. But Phil’s Irish mercenaries inspire me to get back in the saddle and finish this step later in the evening. Then, all will be ready to proceed with the more interesting parts of the painting process.
For the record, my smaller battalion of RSMs (33 figures) will be painted as the Berwick Regiment depicted on the rear cover of Charge! – red coats with dark green facings and white gaiters basically. But in Zichenau’s army, this will pose as the 11th (Colonel O’Malley’s) Grenzer Battalion, a little known unit of wild geese that somehow passed from French service to the Electorate of Zichenau, largely unnoticed. Strangely, these same troops have also passed somehow from the annals of history as well!