17 January 2012
Presenting the 6th (Luebecker Musketeers) Regiment of Infantry!!!
61 figures and a horse, painted between the end of November 2011 and early January 2012.
Freshly glossed and awaiting a second coat in a day or two, here is the final unit of infantry in my initial Sittangbad-sized forces. The uniform is based very heavily on a Knoetel plate, illustrating the military costume worn by Hansastadt Luebeck's Buergermilitaer during the mid- to late 18th Century. The figures were painted with a mix of acrylics, Humbrol enamels, and oil glazes (the horse and scarlet coats). As you might suspect from previous comments by me over the last couple of months, I enjoyed painting these immensely. Certainly as much as, if not even more than, those Holger Eriksson dragoons a year ago.
This unit will have the honor of beign the first regiment in my armies committed to multiple bases in a few days once I have had the chance to visit the local model railway shop to purchase the right kind of thin wood ply. More photos to come once that final step is all done.