These are Lancashire Games figures and Cadogan Hobbies flags which can be found on e-bay and are both low cost and covers most available armies that fought during the SYW and surrounding periods.
The 23rd Regiment, Forcade de Biaix sporting the standard Prussian uniform right down to the white britches and red facings. These are not my favourite of the Lancashire Games musket poses but still paint up fairly quickly. Much better (and faster) is the marching pose but I am happy to have different posed figures in my army as it makes for a more interesting look.
Different regiments have a few different quirks about them, for instance this regiment has black flag staffs whilst the next has a brown one. The flag supplier does a colonels flag and a regimental colour. I have used the regimental in both these cases but would have preferred two regimental colours so I would be able to field two battalions a regiment as the colonels battalion would carry two standards.
The 17th regiment von Manteuffer has a more striking colour which was the main reason I choose this one to do. The other difference from the norm is the white cuffs and facings, I would imagine on campaign it must have been a right pain to keep them clean!
Cadogan Hobbies flags are bought by nationality and arm, so I bought the Prussian Infantry and Prussian Cavalry sets as well as each of the French for The Boy. Some of which will be seen in the challenge. Just to give you an idea, that's 72 infantry regiments worth for the Prussians (144 flags in total) for £6.75 for the lot including postage within the UK!!!
Nice to see some more 15mm Seven Years War stuff from you Ian. I'm a big fan of the period and appreciate someone who dives right into the history, uniforms and flags.
I'm considering some Lancashire Games minis for a future project and seeing your stuff is helping convince me this might be the way to go.
I don't know how you paint these so quickly whilst keeping the quality level right up there. I suspect it has something to do with all the practice at the smaller scales!
72 points for you mate and a healthy addition to your side duel tally to boot.