Saturday, 18 June 2016

Prussian Grand Manoeuvres

My last two Prussian commanders are all done and so, by popular demand (well, Michael, anyway) it's time for the Prussian Grand Manoeuvres.

The first of the new figures is Hinton Hunt PN 64: General, looking through spy-glass, with the head of PN 61: General Gneisenau. He is to be Lieutenant General Hans East Karl, Graf von Zieten, the commander of the Prussian I Corps at Waterloo.

Next to him is my other example of a PN 65: ADC to a General, painted as a flugeladjutant von der Infanterie. I've modified him by twisting his head ever so slightly to the right. Also distinguishing him is his mount, which is a Hinton Hunt BNH 4: British Light Dragoon Horse as I've run out of Prussian general staff horses.


Hinton Hunt Prussian General Staff
Lt Gen von Zieten and his ADC arrive on the manoeuvre field in the nick of time
 and report to Blucher

Hinton Hunt Prussian General Staff
The plan for the manoeuvres is delivered by the Generaladjutant von der Infanterie.
The orders from Berlin are that the Army is to practice the new Drill Regulations of 1812
Hinton Hunt Prussian Napoleonics
The Army marches into position....
Hinton Hunt Prussian General Staff
while Blucher leads his commanders over the manoeuvre field.

Hinton Hunt Prussian Napoleonics
At long last the Army is deployed - infantry in the centre, artillery and cavalry on the flanks.
The 2nd Silesian Shutzen take up  position as the advance guard.
Hinton Hunt Prussian Napoleonics
The Silesian riflemen and their supports shake out into skirmish formation.
Hinton Hunt Prussian Napoleonics
Nearing the objective, the skirmishers fall back to the rear and flanks while the
Neumark Landwehr and 1st Silesians deploy into line.
Hinton Hunt Prussian Napoleonics
The Guard and the 21st conduct a nifty passage of lines  and charge,  while the
cavalry swoop in from the flanks to complete the victory. 
Hinton Hunt Prussian General Staff
Gathering his commanders, Blucher declares the manoeuvres a complete success!
There are 162 figures altogether: 115 Hinton Hunts, 46 Der Kriegspielers and one Lamming!

I have an awful lot of painting to do if I'm to catch up with the French.
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WM




21 comments :

  1. A beautiful army - well done that man ! , Tony

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  2. Great job on the famous Prussian army!

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    1. Thanks Phil. Famously slow to paint, that's for sure!

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    2. Not a problem when finished!

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  3. Glorious and glossy!

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. I knew you'd understand, Stokes. A little bit of shininess is good for soul, n'est pas?

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  4. An excellent looking Prussian Army, I am so impressed my Prussian Landwehr may get out of the to do pile, very soon. Look forward to the progress of the French!

    Paul

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    1. The Landwehr are my favourites, Paul. More to follow in the Part 2 Prussians, I promise!

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  5. An impressive sight! Who says the Prussian armies are not colourful?

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    1. Well, it was me when I started out, Matt, so I've overcompensated a bit by choosing units with the brightest colour combinations that I could find!

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  6. Wonderfull to see the whole Prussian army assembled and looking so smart. My compliments to marshal Blucher!

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    1. The Marshal thanks you, Ian. Needless to say, your mighty and glorious armies were the main inspiration!

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  7. Excellent work Matt, I don't think the dominance of dark blue does anything other than add to the impression of force and unity. You could always add that Hussar unit in red? , or Berg troops in white, or perhaps the Russo German Legion in Russian green and kiwers?

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  8. Beautiful, what more can one say.

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  9. Magnificent sight, you must be incredibly proud of that collection :)

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  10. Cheers 'Lee. I would be, were it not for the huge lead pile of shame hiding around the corner!

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