18th Century combat

18th Century combat

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

New 'Adolfo Ramos' flags - STUNNING

I ordered some Adolfo Ramos Prussian cavalry flags for my 1806 project and they just arrived. I am not disappointed at all in the quality, as my title says they are stunning. I ordered the 30mm 'complete' option for two reasons, I like oversized flags and I wanted a fully ready-to-mount flag. These are as close as you can get to GMB quality and you don't have to put them on the pole, he does it for you. The complete option also means that Adolfo will touch up the edges of the flags as well so you do not see the backside of the flags showing through. They are well worth the price so I highly recommend Adolfo Ramos flags and I hope he continues to expand his coverage within the eras he is currently providing. Now, on to the pics -

Thursday, March 14, 2013

1806 Prussian Hussars

Given that I've have some spare time on my hands I decided to keep going with the painting of Prussian cavalry. This time I painted up HR#1 - Gettkandt, which saw quite a bit of action in 1806. I've still got a couple of touchups to do but the other 98% of painting is done.

Not sure which unit I should do next. I've Bosniaken/Towarczys primed up along with 8 to 10 Cuiriassier squadrons and to top that off I've got the 2nd regiment of infantry primed so I can work on my completing my first infantry brigade. Oh, I almost forgot about some artillerists as well. :) I've got a lot to choose from so I'm sure I'll stay busy inbetween the job searching.

As always, thanks for stopping by and all comments are welcome.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Some photos of 1806 Prussian Cavalry

I've had a lot of time to paint lately due to being laid off from my job of 33+ years. I'm actively seeking work but in the meantime I have the opportunity to paint figures for my 1806 project. I decided to paint up some of the cav figures I have just to see how they'd turn out. I think they came out ok. I know that Elite Miniatures may not be everyone's favorite but they do paint up nicely. I also painted up a squadron of the Saxon hussars which I've always wanted to do. I think they look really cool in their white and light blue. The fun part is that since I'm painting these units up based on the "Republic to Empire" rule set the Saxon hussars have only 6 figures per squadron. I was able to paint the entire squadron and mount it up in one day! That felt really good.

Anyway, on to the photos. One other thing is that I took some new pictures of the Prussian infantry I've already painted up in the hope that the photos turned out better.