Saturday, 9 January 2010

More new units prepared.

A shot from the last game.
Zvezda Prussian Grenadiers. The models are very nice but the separate arms are quite fiddly to put on and don't fit so well. I found that it is best to put the left arms on first and that it's not good to enlarge the holes on the torso to fit the tighter arms as they won't stay in place without glue. It is best to persevere pushing them into the holes as they will eventually fit in.

This will be a unit of Eisenburg-Essling Grenadiers. I know that the Grenadier units did not have colours and that the colours supplied in the Zvezda box are the incorrect shape and design but I thought I'd still use them as this is fantasy after all. I've got two ensigns so I'm going to use them both in this unit.
As for the uniform for this prestigious regiment I'm thinking of yellow coats, waistcoats and breeches with red facings and white gaiters.

The last squadron of Altstein Dragoons to the front with the spare Colonel used to command the Grenadiers.


  1. Impressive looking grenadiers Paul. They'll look very smart in yellow!

  2. Yellow coats must make them an ancestor of the Neuchatel "Canaries" then?


  3. I've been toying with the idea of getting Zvezda for Hetzenberg and Dunkeldorf-Pfuhl. Seeing the nice array in your photos has made me decide to give them a try.

  4. Very tempting indeed - I would follow AJ except I promised myself not to buy any new toy soldiers til I've reduced my unpainted pile by 50%

  5. Battalions of *converged* grenadiers, being provisional 'task forces', did not have flags, but *standing units* of grenadiers, such as the Grenadiers de France, had their own set of Colors. And a flag, not only is visually pleasant for the onlooker, but provides a reference for alignement and a rallying focus.

    Yellow is underestimated by imaginary military fashion designers. Historically, while yellow was used mainly for cuirassiers and some other cavalry, infantry in yellow coat is not unknown (Revolutionary Belgium had its own 'Canaris'). The Yellow / red association may be gorgeous.

  6. Hello Paul,
    thanks for youre kind comments.
    Yes the Durham group still hold a show in June. Although Im not a member I still attend.
    Thanks Robbie