Sunday, 28 February 2010

The Heydnbruck Infantry Regiment Painting Progresses.

Two thirds of the Heydnbruck regiment are now complete, hopefully the last company plus the Colonel and two officers will be finished this week.
Italeri AWI French painted in the colours of Altstein.
I really like these figures the detail is good and most poses are usable.
Painting is basic toy style as usual with a minimum of highlighting, I find that with the details in scale and not exaggerated as with 28mm models, belts are very hard to follow so there is some guesswork involved with them. It's best not to fuss too much and it's quite liberating to paint in this style.

Two full regiments after this, a light cavalry regiment, some light infantry and maybe more battalion guns to go and I'll be ready for the 1750 campaign. Can't wait!.

Sunday, 14 February 2010

The Meissen Dragoons training for war.

The blue clad Dragoon Regiment of Altstein is now up to full strength in anticipation of the conflict to come. Renamed to honour their new commander, Colonel Andreas von Meissen.
The regiment is reviewed by Ludwig himself and the now back in favour August von Bruckenheim. A big snag with using plastic sets is the lack of personalities to use as commanders.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Taking stock

Well, painting is going at a snail's pace just now, I've been busy at work with stocktaking and been a bit lazy with my painting. But as my wife says it is supposed to be a hobby and not a chore. I have however managed to get some priming done and started on the last squadron of Altstein Dragoons (soon to be renamed the Meissen Dragoons, Andy), I reckon they'll be finished this week.

Before I get too despondant with my lack of progress I think it's time to take stock of my progress so far. I started last June while recovering from my second heart procedure in three months and up to now have completed the following:-

5 regiments of foot 53 strong = 265

1 battalion of jagers = 27

Hussars = 34

Dragoons = 47

Gunners = 34

Generals = 2

Total 409... not bad eh!.