|28mm 1870 Prussians from Wargames Foundry|
As with the French from last December, these are castings from Wargames Foundry. The overall unit is 24 castings strong - 20 foot models in the formed unit, and four individually-based figures to be used to represent the deployment of skirmishers. The flag is from GMB, one of the only sources I have found for flags from this period (I think it helps that the Prussian flag bears a very strong resemblance to the colours carried by Prussian units back to the late Napoleonic era in the early 19th century).
|For the King!|
|Lovely castings, lots of fun to paint, even if the variety is lacking in the posing...|
Any headaches? Maybe one - the standard bearer has some lovely ribbons cast on the pole, which would be fine if the ribbons were not set in such as way as to be stuck to the pole, making attaching a flag or banner all but impossible! It takes some delicate snipping, but the ribbons can be removed and bent back without too much damage, making it possible to attach a banner.
|So...one unit down, six more to go...?|
But progress is progress! With these fellows out of the way, that leaves another...144 Prussian infantry castings! In the meantime, we can continue to play some skirmish-sized games with the awesome Eagles of Empire figures I have been painting as well over the past few months. And if you go back to that original post from last December (and I salute your perseverance if you bother), you might have noted that I also ordered some figures in other scales at the outset...well, stay tuned for more on that...