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Strike While the Iron Is Hot. . .

And the next batch of figures, this time a compositie grenadier battalion made up of (surprise, surprise) Minden Prussians.

A little bit of time organizing things for the next round of painting yesterday evening after The Young Master's bedtime.  I had stuck these figures to their temporary painting bases a few weeks back, so it was simply a mater of finding which plastic container I had stored them in.  Not a bad problem to have.

Today is gray and rainy once more.  No errands need be run.  Too wet for playing outside, tending any outdoor plants, or firing up the ol' lawnmower.  The perfect excuse to slap on a couple of coats of white gesso and get started.  Ah, Summer. . . 

For your perusal, I've also included the models I'll use for these, um, models when it comes to the painting part.  I can't help the alliteration, really.  It just seems to happen.  Must stem from that time my maternal uncle dropped me on my head while babysitting when I was around six months old.  In truth, I rolled off the bed.  The incident has been something of a family joke for more than half a century although I am always told he was beside himself at the time.

Anyway, as usual I have tried to find the most colorful, atypical uniforms while remaining within the realm of the relatively historical.  Have a look below and see what you think.

-- Stokes

 The uniform purportedly worn by Wurttemburg's Haus Grenadiers.  What really grabbed my attention were the relatively unusal green facings and bag atop the mitre cap.  Finally, an infantry unit sporting a facing color different than the typical red facings worn by so many of the Protestant statelettes allied with Frederick's Prussia!  This and the following two illustrations come from the Kronoskaf 'Project Seven Years War' website.

Hessen-Kassel's Cannitz Regiment.  Apparently, the grenadiers wore a mitre with a white metal front plate.

Here's a Knoetel illustration of the same regiment in 1749, then known as the Hessenstein Regiment.  I might give mine the earlier white gaiters and stock just the keep things interesting with the second half of the battalion.


I like the deep yellow facings, Red on blue does get tiresome.
warpaintjj said…
Go for it, you're on a roll!

Best wishes,


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