Saturday, 9 January 2021

'Blue Army' Potsdam Grenadiers .


This unit appeared at the Battle of Hooks Farm - briefly - before routing off the table , which is a shame as a LOT of work went into converting and building this regiment . 


They are Prince August 'Toy Soldier' molds which I find a pain to cast as the arms and head need a lot of 'green stuff' to make them fit . The heads are Irregular Miniatures 'Mitre Cap' which were not ideal but close enough and needed quite a bit of filing to get rid of the hair cue - all very fiddly ! .


The 'Potsdammers' are the only Regiment in the 'Blue Army' that carries the 'Scharfes Schwert' a sign of their elite status but a bit anachronistic in this era of modern warfare . Lets hope they preform better on their next tabletop encounter .





 

14 comments:

  1. Newly painted units do better in their second battle.

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    1. Yes they always have to fail in the first battle !

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  2. Splendid unit Tony! Well worth the effort. I look forward to seeing them in action again...

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    1. Yes they were a bit of a struggle but worth the trouble .

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  3. Glad you overcame the difficulty with these figures- Very nice Unit Tony.

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  4. I ONCE had a treasured new unit perform well on its first outing......HONEST!

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    1. VERY unusual ! , usually the more time and love applied to the unit the less time it spends on the tabletop on it's first outing ! .

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  5. Tony, I think they look great, and was worth the effort.
    Michael

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  6. Very sharp! Perhaps their dignity can be salvaged in their next engagement?

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  7. These look perfect. Precision 'personified'!
    Regards, James

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    1. Thanks , took a bit of work but I like the way they have turned out .

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