Sometimes you just get lucky ! - I noticed that there were some painted 42mm Prince August SYW-ish figures on EBay , I tend not to pursue painted figures on auction sites as they can go for silly money and you sometimes cannot tell from the photos how well they are painted anyway . However nobody seemed to be interested in them and placing one bid at 50p greater than the asking price - much to my surprise I won them at about 50p a figure !.
They arrived very promptly this morning and having taken the dog for a walk I opened them and was overwhelmed by the quality of the painting - somebody has taken great pains with these . The are Bavarian troops from the regiments 'Kurprinz' and 'Minucci' ( I think ?) I was originally going to repaint the facing colours to form one regiment , but the painting is so good that it would be sacrilege touching them . So I will be forming them into a single 'Battalion De Marche' my SYW armies being rather lax on true history and more SYW-ish.
Somebody has used a fine graphic pen to out line the colours and the standard of painting is far higher than mine - beautiful ! . They will need re-basing to match my other figures , the odd touch up and a high gloss varnish . When you purchase figures like this I always wonder about their history and who painted them and hope I can do them justice on the gaming table . I will show more photos when they get re-based