Thursday, 17 May 2007

Figures ordered

I was up to the wee hours working out how many packets of which type of figure I would need to build my first two battalions of foot and first squadron of cavalry. I have settled for the following - that should give me enough to get started:

15mm Minifigs
23V Prussian Grenadiers Advancing (Mitre Cap) x2 £4.00
24V Prussian Musketeers Advancing (Tricorn) x12 £24.00
29V Prussian Musketeer Command x5 £10.00
21VC Prussian Cuirassiers (Tricorn) x8 £16.00
26VC Prussian Cuirassiers Command x1 £2.00

Payment went off on the post this morning, I better get on with my uniform research before they arrive. It is a good job I already own both volumes of Funcken and one Osprey on the SYW and I have ordered a further three Ospreys:

Russian Army of the Seven Years War
The Austrian Army 1740-80 - Cavalry
The Austrian Army 1740-80 - Infantry

From the above books I think you can guess which armies will follow my Prussians.

When my figures arrive I will add my first photos and figure review.


Bluebear Jeff said...

So, you are going to have lots of blue-coated infantry (Prussian), white-coated (Austrian) and green-coated (Russian).

The latter is the key to what I'm going to bring up. You want to figure out what shade of green you are going to use for the Russians BEFORE selecting your "flocking color(s)".

You don't want to use a green flocking that the Russians blend into. So consider your greens. Perhaps you'll choose to have a brown base color; or perhaps a dry grass yellow-tan; or you might find a green that is different enough from the Russian uniform color.

Anyway, I urge you to consider this question before you base your Prussians in a color that later does not work for your Russians.

Have fun with your project.

-- Jeff

SteveI said...

Have a quick (sorry long, quick is not an option with the amount of information available) look at this site:

It is a great source of uniform prints, just pick the country, then the area then the period. Fantastic.


Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Hi Andy,

There's nothing like awaiting an order of figures in the mail. . . except perhaps opening and lining them up once they arrive! MiniFigs can't be beat. Good choice.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz