Saturday, 23 November 2019

Prussian Review

Now I finally have a permanent wargame table I thought it was time I held the long overdue review of the Prussian army.

Marshal Vorwarts and his team of glittering generals.
The infantry - 3x musketeer battalions, 1x fusiliers, 1x Jager, 1x Guard and
2x Landwehr.
The cavalry - 1x Cuirassier, 1x Dragoons, 1x Hussars, 1x Lancers.
The artillery - 4x battery and 1x limber
The entire army.


Hinton Hunt Prussian army started 2009 and completed 2019. Foot figures 216, mounted figures 57, 4 guns, 4 limber horses, 1 limber - total 282 pieces.

38 comments:

Dopplebockdunkel said...

Stunning! What a wonderful collection! You really can see the painstaking effort that has gone into this labour of love. Congratulations!

Rob said...

A great army - thanks for the parade, the staff group is absolutely stunning!

Stryker said...

Thanks Dopplebock, it has taken a fair bit of time and effort but I'm pleased with the result.

Stryker said...

Cheers Rob, the staff do look like they mean business!

Matt said...

Your labour of love looks simply fantastic!

Neil Moulden said...

A stunning sight. Enough to stir the heart of any opponent of the Corsican Ogre. Mit Gott fur Koing und Vaterland.

Wellington Man said...

It is a thing of perfection, Ian. Absolutely wonderful.

Congratulations too on the fulfillment of your ambition. All you have to do now is just remember not to sell it this time in a fit if absentmindedness.

All the very best
WM

Rob Young said...

Nice, love a good Review.

Stryker said...

Thanks Matt!

Stryker said...

Thanks Neil, time for me to paint some more French I guess!

Stryker said...

WM, yep definitely not for sale!

Stryker said...

Cheers Rob!

lewisgunner said...

Delectable mate!, The ten year timeline is a bit misleading as you have done many other units.
A question is there enough Reserve Infantry in the mix?

Stryker said...

Thanks Roy, a lack of available figures was also a factor! I think I have enough of everything thanks or do I?

KEV. Robertson. said...

Well done IAN on the Prussians- Ten years is a long time- and you've certainly shown how 'to stick to your guns' - so to speak.

Phil said...

What a lovely parade, impressive and beautiful Prussian army!

Stryker said...

Thanks Kev and Phil!

Chris Gregg said...

Well worth they wait, they look amazing.
Chris
http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.com/

Independentwargamesgroup said...

I dont think there can be anything more exciting to a wargamer as when they finally have their own table and can finally review some of their soldiers. Enjoy the wonderful moment and well done.

'Lee. said...

It's all been said above already! What a stirring sight to behold, beautiful figures, beautifully painted AND shiny, what more could one ask for :)

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Yes indeed! A beautiful collection of figures and units.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Mark Dudley said...

They look fantastic all lined up on parade.

I am planning to concentrate on my Prussian army next year and I can only hope they will look as good as yours.

Are the flags Revo 25mm ones ?

Stryker said...

Thanks for all the comments - much appreciated!

Mark - the paper flags are all Revo 25mm but they're getting hard to find.

MSFoy said...

Fabulous army, Ian - absolutely first class. Wunderschön!

Stryker said...

Thanks Tony!

mojoworking said...

Are you sure the Prussian army is finished? Really? No chance you might see some obscure HH figures on ebay that would put the cherry on the cake?
The Guard figures with the unfeasibly large shako plumes are my favourite. If I was a young French conscript waiting on the reverse slope and I saw those plumes coming over the ridge I'd probably leg it back to Maman tout suite. Probably worth +1 on the morale dice.

Rob said...

I can't make out the label - who's the officer between Bülow and Müffling?

Stryker said...

Mojo - the only troops i am missing are the Garde cavalry so never say never I guess!

Stryker said...

Rob - that's Hillier!

lewisgunner said...

Sorry but you are missing a reserve infantry battalion of Portuguese painted as Prussians . You could also do a RIR of Russians in greatcoats with flat caps replacing the kiwer, ir Prussian covered shakos on a greatcoat figure. Hell you coukd just use the Prussian line infantry with the coat painted grey. Is not technically correct, but no one would notice as I don’t think the RIR had tails on their jacket. Of course you coukd follow Wellington Man’s shining example and do Lutzow, or even tge Russisches Deutsches legion.
My God Ian that army is only half done!
R

Rob said...

The only Hillier I know is Austrian, is he an emigre or a different Prussian Hillier?

the Archduke said...

That's not Hiller, is it? He's definitely not emigrated from my desk..........Looking forward to saluting this splendid army which, for the sake of Ian's sanity, looks complete to me....

Stryker said...

Roy, there you go egging me on! Hmm, I think I do have some Portuguese somewhere...

Stryker said...

Rob, it's actually Colonel Hiller (not Hillier as I wrote) who commanded the 16th brigade at Waterloo.

Stryker said...

Thanks Nigel!

lewisgunner said...

https://images.app.goo.gl/TjKkFFpFbHbRoR3BA


Looks like they use regular Prussian officers for the Portuguese uniformed RIR. Quaint how the British contractors have put bastion ended lace on the front.

Anonymous said...

Definitely need a Prussian reserve regiment in stovepipe shakos. The lace was removed in the field so you can use them as Prussians, Portuguese, Spanish and at a push Dutch 1815 Militia (although they really should have grey trousers)- the universal soldier!

Stryker said...

I do have some Clayton Portuguese in stovepipe so that's a possibility once I've finished the Russians, Austrians, Dutch Belgians, British and, oh yes, the French!