Friday, 11 March 2016

Prussian Garde du Corps 2

The Prussian Garde du Corps are finally finished. They only took me four and a half months! However, as I also painted two other squadrons, two batteries and a battalion of Bavarians in that time I'm not downhearted.

Der Kriegspielers DK 143 Prussian Garde du Corps
The Garde du Corps in full cry!
If you click on the photos to embiggen you'll notice that there is quite a lot of variation between the two squadrons, which were bought from two completely different sources. The rear squadron (which I painted first) is quite a bit slimmer than the one on front.


Der Kriegspielers DK 143 Prussian Garde du Corps


One of the great things about them was that in each case I was unaware I had bought them until the box of figures actually arrived. They were part of job lots of DK figures where it was not entirely clear what was in all of the bags. This is a slightly nerve-wracking way to buy figures, but also quite fun!


Der Kriegspielers DK 143 Prussian Garde du Corps
As they might have appeared c. 1972
The push for Prussians will continue in the next post.

Have a great weekend

WM

13 comments :

  1. A fine looking regiment , they have a character that is lacking in many modern miniatures , Tony

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    1. Thanks, Tony. They took a while but were worth it. They've brightened up my sombre Prussian horde no end!

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  2. Beautiful miniatures, the flag is fantastic, keep up the great work.

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  3. We'll done Matt - you've made a tremendous job of these. A great addition to your forces!

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    1. Thanks, Ian. They're virtually unstoppable using Muskets & Marshals! The French are also going to need some serious reinforcement to deal with this lot.

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  4. Well done, an excellent unit, love the flag, and rthe trumpeter. The white uniform makes a welcome change to Prussian blue.

    Paul

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  5. Beautiful, high art and a lovely looking depiction of what is a nice figure. Ian and I currently have toys out on the table for Battle of Hanau 1813. He's facing a lot of Bavarians in blue, but looks quietly confident in his mass of heavy cavalry.

    Pictures and a blow by blow account on The Hinton Hunt Vintage War-games blog when Ian gets home!!

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    1. Hurrah! However, this could be bad news from my point of view as it's bound to send me off down another Bavarian tangent!

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  6. A very nice job for a beautiful regiment, well done sir!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. I think they look delightfully counter-revolutionary in their dazzling white uniforms!

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