My Prussians are starting to look a bit elitist, so it's time to do a few line infantry.
I read somewhere that the way to do armies is to paint them in small batches, so I've decided to try painting 12 figures at a time. This fits in well with the 24-figure battalions that I've opted for. Getting half a battalion done looks like progress, so it keeps me motivated to get on and complete the other half. I also find that 12 figures is just about the maximum it's possible to do before each particular blob of enamel colour I'm working with dries out.
The main drawback with Prussians, they say, is their rather sombre uniforms. However, I couldn't help noticing that the 10th (1st Silesian) Infantry Regiment had rather fetching yellow facings....
The first batch of twelve are shown below. The figures are Hinton Hunt PN 3: Prussian Line Infantry Private, Charging; and PN 1: Prussian Line Infantry Officer, Charging.
|Who says Prussians aren't pretty?|
|OK, so maybe the red turnbacks and yellow collars clash a bit, but you can't have everything.|