Thursday, December 27, 2012


Deep in my Reichsarmee trip, I painted some more regiments of the Palatine-Pfalz- contribution to the Reichsarmee. This was an occasion to dig up my Pengel&Hurt booklets an try to sort out a painting guide.

First of all, the newcomers:

Then, a brief introduction to them: the Regiment Effern

rated "mediocre" by Soubise, it was present to all the campaign without distinction, fighting at Korbitz 1759 and Strehla 1760.

The second unit of the lot is the Garde zu Fuss. Only the 2nd battalion was with the Reichsarmee from 1758, the other two garrisoning Mannheim. Moreover, it seems that from 1757 the fur cap was reserved for the grenadier companies, the other wearing tricorne. I choose to represent the unit as a whole regiment with the license of giving fur caps to everybody.

The cavalry unit is the Kurfurstin Leib-Dragoner, in their red attire (it was the Kurfurstin favourite colour, something which appeals to the taste of the Imagi-Nation adepts...). It joined the Reichsarmee in 1758 and was almost fully captured during the Prussian incursion in Franconia of 1759. 

To complete the lot I painted a command base, representing the General-Leutnant Prinz Georg-Wilhelm von Hessen-Darmstadt, commanding the Imperial infantry at Rossbach:

which in the small world of 6mm lead miniatures becomes a 1.5"x1.5" bases with two officers (from Baccus, this time - he is the one on the left):

1 comment:

fireymonkeyboy said...

I quite like these. I find that integrated labels can be intrusive, but these are rather elegant.