As promised in my last post, here are the initial units and commanders for my burgeoning German and French forces for the 1870-1871 Franco-German (AKA Prussian) War. In raising my forces, I've been concentrating on the Republican phase of the war from after the fall of Sedan and the abdication of Napoleon III (the Little) in late 1870 through the final French surrender in early 1871. My German forces are organized around the Prussian IX Korps with its 18th Prussian and 25th Grand Ducal Hessian Divisions, reinforced by the 6th Prussian Cavalry Division. My French forces are an amalgam called the 15th Corps, 1st Army of the Loire with the 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions and the 15th Cavalry Divisions.
|Command Group, 49th Brigade, 25th Grand Ducal Hessian Division|
|Hessian 1st Guards Jager Battalion|
And now some French:
|Command Group, 1st Infantry Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division|
As an aside, the colored dots on the rear of the base designate which regiments are in this brigade -- white and red for the 30th and medium blue for the Volontaires. All of my units have their own distinct "dot" and their brigade and division commander groups have dots from all their subordinate units. This allows a player to keep track of who belongs to whom in the heat of the battle.
Next is part of the 5th Chasseur (light infantry) Battalion of the 1st Brigade, 1st Loire Division.
|5th Chasseur Battalion with a mix of Foundry and Castaway Arts infantry and some unidentified manufacturer's officers.|
|Unidentified manufactuer's French officers.|
|3rd Battalion, 25th Gardes Mobiles de Gironde|
Well, that's all for November's painting. Next up are the two battalions and regimental commander of the Hessian 2nd "Grand Duke's" Infantry Regiment, a Hessian light artillery battery, and a French heavy artillery battery, plus the regimental commander for the 25th Gardes Mobiles de Gironde.
I hope that all my American readers had a wonderful and filling Thanksgiving!