Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Bohemian 'Blue' Regiment.


Well I've cracked on and got the first unit of my TYWish project done . Here we have the Bohemian 'Blue' Regiment of the rebel army of Prince Christian of Anhalt .


One of the problems with photographing long lines of figures is you have to stand well back to get them all in and the individual figures are lost. So here is the right flank 'sleeve' of muskets and officer. There are 24 muskets and 16 pike/command plus 3 officers to a foot unit .


The left 'sleeve' of muskets . There does not seem to be any uniforms worn at this early period of the war and when a unit is refereed to as "the Blue Regiment" it's because the units flag was blue .


The pikes and command block plus officer. I can now see why people who game the TYW generally go for the 'Swedish' era as there is quite a lot of information about them . I have managed to find only 3 flags that may be suitable for a early Protestant/Bohemian army . Armies tended to use 'field signs' - coloured sashes etc - but these varied from campaign to campaign , so I have settled on the Protestant/ Bohemian Rebels wearing red sashes etc and the Imperial Hapsburgs blue ones.


Here we have the officers and regimental command gathered . Overall the figures painted up quite well and as I'm only doing the basic paint job (no shading etc) I've got through them fairly quickly . Going to paint up a gun and crew next , then some cavalry . (click on photos to enlarge)





14 comments:

  1. They look great, cant understand how anyone could be sniffy about them.

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    1. They do get rather poor reviews, but I think they have a character all of their own, Tony

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    1. Turning out better than I thought, Tony

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  3. All going well Tony- a very nice Collection. KEV.

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    1. They paint up fairly easily, but take a bit of cleaning to get them ready for painting, Tony

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  4. and a fine looking regiment they are! I especially like the bare headed officer.

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    1. The Officers are from several different sets ,Tony

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    1. Starting on the next one soon , Tony

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  6. Excellent...you would never know there was no shading.

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    1. I try to leave a bit of black undercoat showing and the gloss coat helps , Tony

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  7. Lovely work tony. Have you seen the Zvesda pikemen?

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    1. Yes I have, may use some of them in another unit, Tony

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