28 September 2017

Freshly Rebased Artillery Crews. . .

A bunch of Revell plastic (Austrian) artillery crews man generic MiniFigs guns in front, with Garrison (Prussian) crews and manning two more guns by MiniFigs (yellow) and two by Holger Eriksson (blue).  In the far background is an RSM95 crew painted as Saxons and another Minden crew painted in the artillery uniorms worn by some minor German principality or other, both of whom service a pair of Minden Swedish 4-pounders painted red.  I'm rather pleased with the way everything more or less matches up size-wise although the RSM95 and Minden figures are certainly the tallest.  But the slender Revell figures don't look entirely out of place either.

Home a bit early today, and puttering around Zum Stollenkeller for a little while before I dive into a stack of student team-written essays.  I thought it was high time to share a photograph of the rebased artillery crews.  Only one more pair of Minden Russian guns (I've also got a pair of Austrian) and 13 related Russian crew, including a mounted officer, which I like to include as part of my infantry and artillery formations.

The one fly in the ointment with all o this is that I now must think over what to do with that final pair of cannon and crew.  I have recently discovered that Lauzun's Legion also included a small artillery contingent that wore French-cut blue uniforms, but faced with Lemon Yellow rather than the more usual red.  Since I like painting my troops in unusual or less commonly seen uniforms, the yellow facings for artillery crew seem almost too good to resist.  More on this anon.

Otherwise, all of my painted figures have been rebased, and in just under a month, save for a unit of metal Spencer Smith cavalry which I am retiring from service as they just don't fit in with everything else that well as much as I like them.  Time to forge ahead for real now and do some actual painting

-- Stokes

3 comments:

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

I do hate re-basing , but when complete they do look good and make the figures more useable , Tony

Stryker said...

Once again those green bases really show off the figures to their best advantage. Time to parade the whole armies?

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Definitely time for a parade!

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