Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Bavarian Pictures

Well, here they are, the promised pictures. First up is a fusilier from the Lacy FreiKorps. Apart from it being a compny-sized unit, I know absolutely nothing about it. I intend to build it up to 16 fusiliers and a few command - Officer, NCO and a musician perhaps. Does anyone know anything of the unit's history? This fine fellow is a Grenadier of the Bavarian Regiment Minucci, distinguished by his pale buff facings. The uniform is from my recently-acquired copy of Herbert Knoetels "German Armies in Colour". Click on the image for a larger version. I really enjoyed how his face turned out despite using a #1 brush.

Last come are the Grenadiers from the Autrian German "Arberg" regiment. You'll note that they are painted in a version of the Austrian uniform more suited to the War of the Austrian Succession rather than that of the Seven Years' War. I enjoy how they look with their coloured small clothes.
The figures are all from the RSM range, and some of the better ones they are, too. They are very easy to paint. I put on the blue base coats of another eleven Minucci Grenadiers this morning in a spare thirty minutes I had while I was getting ready for work.


Steve-the-Wargamer said...

..nice work indeed...!

...I always like a bit of a mystery to solve - was the commander of your Freikorps unit Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy??? If he was, that may make them IR22?? As I saw - SYW is not my period and I suspect that Freikorpsare not regulars, but it may be worth checking out??????

Capt Bill said...

Fine looking lads,all!
Best regards...Bill

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Hello Greg,

Ah, you know there's nothing finer than a bunch of well-painted RSM figures. Thanks for posting your latest. I've had my fix and can think clearly once again. ;-)

Best Regards,


It's hard to pick a favorite, but if pressed I'd have to say the Austrians at the bottom with their red smallclothes. Stunning!

Bloggerator said...

Do they look familiar Stokes?



Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Why, yes. . . Now that you mention it, these fellows do seem strangely familiar!

Best Regards,


Bluebear Jeff said...

I agree. I much prefer the WAS Austrian look . . . color helps a lot in distinguishing figures.

Good work, as always, Greg.

-- Jeff