Monday, August 01, 2011

The Army of Alzheim

A little more than a week ago I jumped in on an eBay auction and managed to pick up about 90-odd plastic Spencer Smith infantry. They arrived in the post today in pretty good order despite a few breakages due to the age of the material which I have corrected with a bit of superglue.

I have decided that these will form the core of the Alzheim Army, suitably padded out with SSM metals where I can't lay my hands on the plastics.

With no further ado, please let me introduce above the Garde Grenadiers (IR 1). Spendid in canary yellow with red small-clothes and pale blue facings, there are the cream of the army and find their garrison in Alz itself.

The Leib Regiment (IR 2) with their black facings and pale blue coats and breeches are due soon to be issued new colours.

The Grenadier Company of von Brownes' Regiment (Infanterie Regiment 3) brigaded with the replacement Grenadiers for IR 4, von Prittwitz. Both are due to be issued new, pale blue coats per IR 2.


IR 4, von Prittwitz, is, like von Brownes' also needing white gaiters to be issued for parade. The armourers' Rotring Pen will be much in use lining in those elusive uniform features.

Alzheims' one and only gunner tending his guns. He is very likely to be uniformed anew in pale gray with blue distinctions.

UPDATE - The guns are metal SSMs that I've had for some time now.

4 comments:

tradgardmastare said...

Can't wait for the coming battles- btw what rules will you be using?
best wishes
Alan

Prinz Ulrich von Boffke said...

What a lucky score! Terribly envious and eager to see things develop in Alz and surroundings. Will your older RSM95 figures play ant role?

Best Regards,

Stokes

abdul666 said...

A great recruitment!

Bloggerator said...

Alan - The Wargame. What else could there be?

Stokes - I had to fight a bit for IR2, but it was worth it, I think. The RSM French will continue in their role as the Gallispanians whilst doubling up for duty in North America.

Jean-Louis - Yes! Hurrah for Alzheim!