Saturday, April 21, 2007

Leib Grenadier Garde - fluff

Those of you who've been reading this blog for a long while will know that one upon a time, I started to build the Saxon Leib Grenadier Garde.

I've been home sick the past couple of days and being bored, was rummaging about in the moderately-large piles of RSM miniatures I have had stockpiled here. Well, what should I unearth but a pile of RSM Prussian Grenadiers. Enough to do the LGG at a strength of about 60 figures. Nothing loath I began.

I spent all day Friday cleaning, priming and basing the figures. Odd moments I've had spare today have gone toward painting the yellow bits on a few of the figures.

I just had to have a parade. So here we have the battalion of the Saxon Leib Grenadier Garde marching past in column of companies.
UPDATE: Progress pic added. I've painted all the yellow parts on the figures and am well on the way to painting their red coats. Next I think will come the black-lining followed by some tidy-ups.
UPDATE 2: It's a public holiday here in Australia (ANZAC Day) and I have managed to wangle things so I am home alone and can spend the whole day painting.
Here's hoping I get the coats painted and lots of black-lining done.
I'll add a progress picture tonight.


Snickering Corpses said...

Very nice...I'll look forward to seeing more of them as you progress. Already, looking back at the old post, you seem to have progressed from 3 or 4 at a time to around a dozen or so.

Isn't it interesting how the RSM figures seem to be becoming the primary supplier for most of these little fictional countries?

Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi there Greg,

Ah, now that's a sight to behold! Just look at all of those RSM grenadiers. It makes my Saturday seeing a big unti like that. Yellow and red work very well together -- must be that primary color thing!

Best Regards,


Bluebear Jeff said...

Oh, yes. This is going to be a brave looking unit. Please keep us apprised of your progress with them.

Also, hope that you feel better soon.

-- Jeff

Grimsby Mariner said...

Like them a lot.

I wonder if it's true about units with yellow leggings? You know - that they were given yellow to hide their physical demonstration of fear in the face of the enemy?

Bloggerator said...

I had thought that (as in the cuirassier regiments) it was a poor imitation of leather items of clothing?


Anonymous said...

It remains to be seen whether or not you actually finish the unit. I'm still waiting to see the full Gardes Francaises that you started nearly two years ago. Well done Greg, keep it going. The Saxons look very nice.

Bloggerator said...

Dear Mr Anonymous,

Who can tell what the future may bring?

In the meantime, may I direct your attention hereabouts:

I fear you may need to perform some pesky cutting and pasting together of the link...


Alte Fritz said...

Greg: I'm Anonymous. (Alte Fritz) I forgot to fill in the appropriate box on the response form. The Saxons will look awesome when they are all done.