Wednesday, 22 February 2012


I’m not really sure because its previous owner had already very nicely painted this one. However, my OCD compelled me to repaint my figure of Gneisenau (last glimpsed here) because it just seemed right to do so. I figured that, although it’s clear that I won’t be able to paint every casting in my collection by myself, I should at least attempt all of the command figures.

Major-General Gneisenau was Blucher’s quartermaster-general during the Wars of Liberation and chief-of-staff during the Waterloo campaign. He took command of the Prussian army when Blucher was temporarily put out of action during the battle of Ligny and subsequently took up the pursuit of the French after Waterloo, capturing Napoleon’s coach and making sure that the Prussians were the first of the Allies to enter Paris.

This figure is listed in the Hinton Hunt catalogue as PN.61 General GNEISENAU (Dismountable Series), PNH/1.


Conrad Kinch said...

Gnoticeably gnicer.

Anonymous said...

He's good - how many "character" figures before you have the whole set?

Stryker said...

Hi Matt - I now have all the French and British, so probably missing five or so in total of the other nations. Painting these figures has been one of the aspects of this project I have enjoyed the most.