Sunday, 5 October 2014

West Prussian Fusiliers

I actually completed them a couple of weeks ago but it’s taken me this long to find the time to take photographs and write this post. Anyway here they are, the West Prussian Fusilier battalion comprised of 23 vintage Hinton Hunt figures plus 1 Clayton casting (the flag-bearer) completed in less than three months which as you know is lightning speed for me.

The unit is mainly comprised of PN.4 Private (firing).
 
The command figures are PN.1 Officer (charging) and PN.7 Officer (marching).

Also included are PN.6 Drummer (charging) and PN.5 Private (the figure cast with seperate musket that I have converted to a flag-bearer).

 This is how they would have looked back in 1972 if only I'd had a camera.

This is my fourth unit of Prussians after the Silesian Landwehr, Jagers and Foot Artillery battery and takes me a little further towards recreating my 1970s Hinton Hunt Prussian forces.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

A very nice unit, would be good to see all the Prussians together.

How is the Prussian cavalry coming on?

Paul

Stryker said...

Hi Paul

Yes it would be nice to see them all - I'll try!

The Prussian Dragoons are next!

Cheers
Ian

Kev said...

Well done on Your Prussians Ian- - they look fantastic! -enjoying Your Hinton Postings. Regards. KEV.

Stryker said...

Cheers Kev!

the Archduke said...

Congratulations, Ian. A fine looking unit of steady looking soldiers ready to stand up to the Monster. Well worth the wait. But was there really no grass back in the 70s?

Phil said...

Lovely work on these Prussians!

Stryker said...

Archduke - there was definitely no grass back in the 70s, just my parents dining table or (later) my plain unpainted chipboard wargame table. To make up for it we had other things like flared trousers and Donny Osmond...

Phil - thanks for the comment!

Matt said...

Great looking figures - Blucher now has some real backbone to his army. Will there be more infantry?

lewisgunner said...

very nice. Hopefully we. will be seeing a reserve infantry unit? They were the ones Hinton missed out, though he did do the regulars and the landwehr. You can get reserve inf with Portugese figures and one or two regts. used a grey version of the regular black/blue.
Roy

Stryker said...

Matt - yes there will be some ordinary line inf plus some guard grenadiers!

Roy - I do have some Clayton Portuguese so who knows?

lewisgunner said...

http://www.napolun.com/mirror/napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Prussian_infantry.htm


A good site for Prussian stuff with pics of grey uniformed reserve regt uniforms and nice tactical info.
Roy

the Archduke said...

This may be heresy, but SHQ make what I think are rather good Prussian reserve infantry. Please don't ban me from the blog, though. I'll get out my flares if it helps.

Stryker said...

Archduke - no ban necessary but perhaps you could go on a 're-education programme'?

lewisgunner said...

http://napoleonistyka.atspace.com/Prussian_reserve_infantry.jpg


Just glove that look!
Roy

lewisgunner said...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2wNi1BpxnTU/TUhLDQpAlLI/AAAAAAAABp4/rrxJ5NZO_K0/s1600/Prussian+reserve.jpg

The grey lightens up a Prussian force!
Roy

the Archduke said...

Perhaps I should do that. Where do SHQ stand in the Clayton, DK, Alberken spectrum of undesirability?

Stryker said...

To be fair I'm not really familiar with SHQ but as I imagine they are original works they would have to fall in in line behind the others!