Tuesday, 3 October 2017

More recruits for the 95th

You may recall that Matt G painted some British rifles for me a couple of years ago as part of the big push for Vintage Waterloo. In fact we had so many rifles available when the great day dawned that there wasn’t enough room in the sandpit for them. Consequently they have seen very little action having only recently made their debut at the Battle for the Road.

These extra six figures will bring the unit up to full 24 figure strength and hopefully help to ensure their participation in future games. I had a slight problem trying to match the green of their uniforms to the green that Matt had used but I’m happy enough with the result now. I just need to rebase the whole lot to my light infantry standard system and then my rebasing project will be complete.

You will no doubt have noticed the batch of Prussian gunners lurking behind them. These have been cleaned up ready to receive black undercoat and there are enough of them to make up another three artillery batteries. We can blame Goya for this.

14 comments:

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

They are looking 'Sharpe' !

Stryker said...

Thanks!

Wellington Man said...

Lovely troops, as always.

Are you planning a mighty Prussian horde? I do hope so!

Stryker said...

WM - Goya pointed out to me last weekend that it was recreating my old Prussian army that had been the inspiration for this blog. The guns though are for a possible C&CN game but it gives me an opportunity to start to grow my Prussian forces.

Mark Dudley said...

Those rifles are a nice pose.

I hope to do some Prussian Artillery soon. For your artillery pieces which manufacturer are you using ?

Stryker said...

Thanks Mark. All the guns for my Prussians are by Newline Designs but I do have two HH limbers.

Mark Dudley said...

I will have to get some Newline Prussian and Austrian artillery.

Out of interest, whilst I know Newline Infantry are small in stature compared to Hintons, I was wondering if their cavalry were a better match as I am thinking of using some of their cavalry command figures.

Stryker said...

Mark - the Newline cavalry are still small compared to HH I'm afraid. You'll have to start converting!

Matt said...

Very nice additions.

(I must admit I do not know what shade of green I used originally!).

Anonymous said...

The Newline cavalry are definitely smaller but the difference is not as much as the infantry particularly at a distance when you use thicker bases.

Vintage Wargaming said...

SHQ command figures are a better match than Newline so might be worth looking at.

Newline artillery pieces are a good match as the Hinton Hunt ones were a little underscale anyway.

Peter Gilder used Hinchliffe 20mm guns with Hinton Hunt crews. The Hinchliffe 20mm pieces were easily the best available then and better than anything since.

Stuart C said...

Did HH ever do Spanish troops - I'm wondering if vintage peninsula is ever an option?

Stryker said...

Yes they did, and Portuguese too. John Cunningham has some on his list if you fancy building an army!

Anonymous said...

Here's a comparison of Newline and HH cavalry

http://miniatureminions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/hinton-hunt-and-der-kriegspieler-figure.html#comment-form