Saturday, 21 January 2017

Musketeer Regiment No 4 Hoch-Und Deutschmeister

It’s taken a year to finish them but here they are at last the Musketeer Regiment No 4 Hoch-Und Deutschmeister painted as per the Hinton Hunt painting instructions. My original intent had been to have these ready for Vintage Leipzig but that ship has long since sailed.

For the record the figures are:

AN.7 Musketeer, marching x 17
AN.5 Musketeer, firing x 2
AN/25 Hungarian musketeer, firing (painted as Austrian) x 1
AN.1 Officer, charging (DK) x 1
AN.6 Officer, marching x 1
AN.9 Standard bearer (Clayton) x 1
AN.2 Drummer (DK) x 1

The marching figures are all reproductions however the firing figures are very nice vintage castings. The Hungarian is hiding in the middle of the base of three firing figures (if you’ve been trying to spot him).

I haven’t altogether enjoyed painting this unit as you may have gathered by the time its taken, although I did have to break off to paint all those Prussian cavalry last year. However I’m please with the result now they are finished and based up. Next I need to paint an additional 6 Jager figures to bring my Tyrolean’s up to strength.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

But they're very pretty figures! The flag is nicely done too.

Best Regards,


Stryker said...

Thanks Stokes!

Anonymous said...

Lovely looking figures. All that white with Austrians can lead to snow blindness so good that you stuck with them. As an aside, I wonder what % of wargames figures are never painted. My guess would be about 70%.

Stryker said...

Thanks Anon.

I know in my case it's quite a few but generally speaking I would agree with 70% or possibly 80%!

'Lee. said...

Another nice unit Ian, I like the neat crisp black lining and the hand painted flag.

Stryker said...

Thanks Lee

I like them too now but it was a slow plod getting there!

Wellington Man said...

A bit of a love/hate relationship can develop with some units. I'm glad you persisted with these , Ian. They are absolutely stunning!

Stryker said...

Thanks Matt - I am learning to love them!

Conrad Kinch said...

They are splendid. I'm not sure I could cope with painting that much white.

Stryker said...

Thanks Conrad.

White is the hardest colour I think !

the Archduke said...

Ah, finally some proper soldiers. Worth waiting for in my only slightly biased opinion. I'm sure these gleaming chaps will see off that scruffy 85me....well done, Sir. If you can't bring yourself to love them, I'll do it for you.

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Lovely regiment

lewisgunner said...

You have to have them Ian. Its like the Pavlovs , the Rifle brigade and the British fusiliers, only one unit of each, but a must are the Lithuanan Tartars if the guard...unique regts.. I wonder if any of the other HH figures were unique units? Empress dragoons, of course and a trio of other guard cavalry units...and those red lancers. One simpky has to have a unit of each.

Stryker said...

Archduke - I'm thinking it's more likely the 85th will be the ones doing the seeing off.

Cheers Allan!

Roy - the French marines are another one!

Anonymous said...

A very nice unit, love the flag


lewisgunner said...

Scots Greys, Inniskillings and Russian Chevalier Guard?


Matt said...

I do like Austrians - they remind me of the first time I saw Peter Gilder's painted figures at the Model Engineer Exhibition. These are a pretty looking unit!

Stryker said...

Thanks Matt, that's praise indeed!