Squadrons/Regiments..

Armies

At this point in time (ie. January '13), and since the start of the project at roughly the beginning of July '06, I've now completed 28 regiments of foot (14 per side), 14 squadrons of horse (7 per side), artillery (4 guns per side heavy and light battalion guns), transport, and officers (command figures)...

The transport includes some ammunition wagons I bought from Freikorps at Warfare '07 - a little bit rough especially the horse and the figure representing the wagon-er, but I replaced him with a couple of Minifigs artillery crew (these were the figures depicted as pushing the wheel of the gun but they fit the wagon very nicely!) All in all they make up into a nice model and some nice added colour to the game table:



French Army Review

I recently decided to hold a review of the French army to see how my recruits were holding up, and whether there was any gaps that needed plugging.. click on the pictures for a bigger view.



Starting from the bottom (picture above) - Bavarian Cuirassiers (2 squadrons), Infantry - Toulouse on the left, and Lee, then Navarre (in reserve), Bearn and Nettancourt. Next is Bourbonnais and Nivernais (in front), then a Bavarian regiment, Lutzenberg (or Lutzelburg depending on source) with the Royal Italienne, lastly, 3 squadrons of French cavalry in the far distance... most of these units feature below in more detail.


Close up of the infantry...
 

...from left - above - Navarre, Toulouse, and Lee (with battalion gun deployed), Bavarian Cuirassiers at bottom of picture... various command figures, and ammunition wagon also feature...



...closer view of HQ surrounded by his staunchest regiments.. units as before with the addition of Bearn (upper right)

Last of all - first stuttering steps (literally!) into the world of video...


Allied Army Review

First a review of the army as a whole (and please click on any of the following for a pleasingly bigger view):


..and then each of the divisions.. right flank (below):


..left flank (below):


..and now the brigades - right flank to left flank.

First the cavalry - this represents Brigadier General Palmes' brigade - from front to back we have Wyndham's, Schomberg's (my favourites! laughing smileys), Woods, and at the back a Dutch squadron Nassau-Friedland (below):


This one represents Brigadier General James Ferguson's brigade - Meredith's (left), 1st Foot Guards (right) and Orkney's in the second line - Ferguson can be seen in the middle with one of Marlborough's runners by his side... (below):


Next an ad-hoc brigade - in the front rank we have a Dutch regiment - Beinheim (or Bynheim according to your source), in the second rank a composite regiment comprising the grenadiers from four Austrian regiments (below):


Next a British brigade - Brigadier General Archibald Rowe's to be precise, comprising in the front row Ingoldsby's (Welch Fusiliers) on the left, and Derring's on the right. The brigadier with runner is in the middle and in the second rank we have Howe's on the left. The regiment on the right is a Dutch regiment, Rechteren's who are part of the next brigade (below):


Next up the aforesaid Dutch - Major General the Prince of Holstein-Beck's brigade. In the front rank we have the regiments of Goor on the left (and yes, I spotted that the end file have turned round to have a good look at the second rank!), and Heidebrecht on the right with their regimental gun deployed. In the second rank we have the Swiss regiments of Hirzel (left) and Sturler with the Prince between the two lines (below):

Last of all we have the cavalry of the left flank - Major General Cornelius Wood's brigade, with Cadogan's in the front rank, and behind them Lumley's with Wood alongside. I have still yet to paint Wood's own regiment, so for now they are reinforced with the some Austrian cuirassiers of the Alt-Hanover regiment (below):

..and no review is complete without a review of the artillery - safely ensconced in their redoubts in this case (below):


..and just a small part of the commissariat - I'll do a separate post on the transport to do them more justice (below):


I think he looks quite pleased...laughing smileys



Last of all - a video...



All of these have been painted since the start of July '06 when the project started.