The Prussian Cavalry are Coming!

Close-up view of some new, 10mm Prussians
Close-up view of some new, 10mm Prussians

I’m still banging away at my Prussian corps for LSNC: Napoleonic Wars.  I needed one regiment of Hussars, but the figures come in a bag of 30 and a command bag of 9.  That allowed me to make 5 regiments (with one regiment short a figure, but hey, sue me).

All five regiments I finished this weekend
All five regiments I finished this weekend

After all the Prussian line and reserve infantry, it felt like these were painted in no time.  Interestingly, most of the Prussian hussars had different colored tunics and pelisses.

The death head Lieb Hussaren
The death head Lieb Hussaren

It turns out that Prussian hussars were not authorized standards until 1815 — after Waterloo.  The Old Glory command packs come with standard bearers, so I had to “make up” standard colors based on infantry designs.

I can’t wait to get these on the table, hunting down French stragglers!

These bases haven’t been labeled yet.  Sam Fuson is making up sheets of labels for us to post on the Web page when the rules come out.  One of them is the model Prussian corps (I corps) that I am painting.  Sam and I have been sending the labels back and forth to each other, refining them.  As soon as they are done, I’ll be printing them out and labeling all my Prussians.

Totems!

Totem pack from Recreational Conflict
Totem pack from Recreational Conflict

I bought this pack at Fall In from Recreational Conflict.  As a break after 700 10mm Prussians, I pulled these out and painted them.  I’ve come pretty close to my goal of painting all the figures I bought from the last convention.  I’ve painted enough that I don’t feel bad about the 10mm Prussian cavalry I need to pick up at Cold Wars.  No I need to put together a jungle GASLIGHT game!