|1st Battalion 3rd Silesian Landwehr|
OK, over to Rob:
|2nd Battalion 3rd Silesian Landwehr|
This all started over a year ago when I was looking for some opponents for napoleonic French but I didn't want to paint up British... We had been looking at Calpe some time but never saw them in real.. I decided to have a go at them and made a list of things I wanted to order.. At that point Mike was in Madrid for business and could see the minis in the flesh and this confirmed us they were absolutely great and i made my purchase of Landwehr and some additional Jaegers..
After the figs arrived it took almost a year before I started painting on them and together we decided on the Corps/Regiments we would paint up for our games. For me this
became Major Von Thile's 3rd Silesian Landwehr with the attached Jaeger company.. Suitable to make a surprise appearance at our planned Waterloo game in the future.
Painting up three large battallions and also the additional Jaegers and staff officers was a large pile of minis to go through.. With the selection of the figures I have tried to keep
the variety in poses as diverse as possible in order to get a disorganised, un-military look in the units as Landwehr would be more loose and irregular than the Musketeers/Fusiliers.
After having done the build-up of the units last summer the painting started and, with some distractions on some WW-I and AWI paintjobs, I managed to stay focussed and have the
units painted and based (only some tufts needed) by early february.. Only a unit of Uhlans to go.. I must confess that i am a bit tired now of painting dark blue coats so will now make a start
with our next club project: ACW.. And you probably guessed it already.. Union in dark blue coats..
|3rd Battalion 3rd Silesian Landwehr|
|1st Silesian Jaegers|
Now get yourself an account Rob so you can comment on your own post :-)