Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Prussian generals

Having completed the Prussian infantry, I needed another 2 generals to bring the total number of commanders up to 9. In my rules Muskets & Marshals, each unit requires a commander who influences unit morale.

This gives me an excuse to paint up the wonderful range of personality figures produce by Hinton Hunt. Although, obviously, it’s not very realistic to have marshals and generals commanding a battalion of line infantry it does add a splash of colour to the tabletop and helps the players to identify with their units (nobody wants to be the commander who loses marshal Ney in action).

There are only 4 mounted command figures in the Hinton Hunt Prussian range so inevitably there has been some duplication and conversions to get the required number of commanders. The figures here represent Zieten and Pirch, both are PN.64 Prussian General although Pirch has had a head-swop with Gneisenau and his telescope removed.

11 comments:

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

They look great!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Stryker said...

Dankeschon Stokes!

Matt said...

First class. The glossier they are the better they get it seems to me over the years.

Stryker said...

Yes they have got very glossy now!

KEV. Robertson. said...

Hi Ian- nice work there on the Generals - great Conversion too. Cheers. KEV.

Wellington Man said...

Really nicely done, Ian. There's nothing wrong with shortages - it's just more opportunity for creativity, isn't it.

Oh dear, I'm sounding like a Brexiter now.


All the best
WM

Stryker said...

Thanks Kev!

Stryker said...

WM, I like that and will pass it on to Boris for inclusion on the side of his next bus!

the Archduke said...

That's Brexiteer, WM. It's like a grenadier but more Johnson. Ah, Zieten, serious contender for man of the match at Waterloo. Congrats on two more beauties, Ian.

Vintage Wargaming said...

What is this word "completed" of which you speak?

Stryker said...

Clive, honestly they ARE complete, unless I find a unit of 'Garde du Corps' in which case they aren't...