|Prussians charge to battle for their King!|
|Nice, aggressive posture on many of the castings|
|The Prussians sporting their distinctive pickelhaubes and rolled coats|
This is meant to represent four full squads of seven troops each, as well as a couple of senior officers - the equivalent of two boxes of figures from Eagles of Empire - but I'm two figures short to represent the full group of four squads. This is because the Prussian boxes come with two different types of musician, and I had no use for the drummers...so I'll need to scare up two extra figures to balance this all out. When combined with the Jagers, it is still a substantial force for a skirmish, ready to enforce the will of the King and bring the pesky French to heel on the battlefield!
|I quite like the once NCO, on the right, beautiful animation in the pose|
|Rear view, showing the kit the Prussian infantry hauled with them|
|An assortment of close-ups - the arm of the officer was a challenge, as the part was mis-cast - his shoulder must have been wounded at Sadowa or something...|
|Senior command base - flag from GMB|
|Ready to conquer in the name of the King!|
So that will be 14 different 28mm castings, good for another 70 points if my math works (always a big "if"). Up next - vive la France!!
Of course, I can't forget to toss in some "Challenge Tunes", can I?
Artist: God is an Astronaut
Album: All is Violent, All is Bright
I lack the cultural depth to say much about this group beyond the ambient tones help keep my mind calm and paint like crazy. I also first heard this group while visiting Curt in Regina, so I also associate painting with music from the group and my good friends down the Trans-Canada Highway!
You are lighting this stuff on fire, Greg. Awesome work!
Such wonderful, clean painting. I've always admired your use of colours and I really like your take on Prussian Blue. Again, the pickelhaubes are terrific, they look both wonderfully ridiculous and menacing all at the same time (a piece of headgear seemingly designed to be shot at, it would seem). The larger officer stand with the Big Moustache and the flag bearer is brilliant (love the white gloves).
If you want to tone-down the 'We're fighting in a flower nursery' look, try cutting the flower tufts in half or, better yet, in quarters. Then tuck these smaller sprigs in between your taller grass tufts to give your base a more natural, meadow aspect.
These lovers of all things Wagner will give you 71 points, with one extra for the banner.
Great work, Dude!