Friday, October 3, 2008

Additions to Carpania and Courland

Toward the end of September, I made several small additions to the forces of the Margraviate of Carpania and the Duchy of Courland in preparation for the Big Battalions game at MilleniumCon next month.

For the Carpanian jagers, I added a battalion commander and battalion sergeant, both Front Rank figures. The officer, Major von Staffeldunkel, is center front. He is actually a dismounted Brunswick dragoon officer from Front Rank's AWI line. The sergeant is just off the officer's pointing finger and is a Prussian jager from Front Rank's SYW line. Neither one looks much out of place with the Old Glory Prussian jagers who make up the rest of the unit.

To command the light forces of the Duchy of Courland, I've added a mounted officer from Front Rank's Austrian SYW line. Dressed as a hussar and carrying his busby in the crook of his right arm, this figure gives every impression of being a resolute commander of light troops. I've named him Colonel Ignace Alleshazy, a Hungarian in the employ of the Duchy of Courland. He will command the Tamnii Narod Pandur battalion and the Timofievich Cossack pulk for the Duchy.
And for the Tamnii Narod Pandurs, each of the three companies has added a company officer and senior sergeant, also Front Rank figures. The officer is waving his sword and the sergeant is to his left (your right). As with the Carpanian jagers leaders, these figures seem to blend well with the Old Glory SYW Austrian figures I'm using for the pandurs. The only glitch is that the sergeants hat is shaped differently and has a cast-on emblem. But I rationalize the discrepancy with the fact that he is a senior NCO.

As the previous post shows, I am now working on my Eureka Saxon figures, which are very nicely cast and a joy to paint.


Fitz-Badger said...

To this and the previous post with the Eureka Saxons - brilliant stuff!

Frankfurter said...

and, as usual, they totally eclipse my own painting skills!

A J said...

Very nice! I particularly like the mounted figures of the Duke and the light troops commander.

old-tidders said...

Nice looking additions to your armies

-- Allan