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Friday, 20 November 2015

Massena's Germans.

                       The army of Germany 1809 continues to grow. I have just completed the blucher version of Massenas German brigades. mainly the field army of Baden and Hesse and the combined cavalry brigade. All of course in 6mm MDF.

It consists of two brigades from Baden on the left of the picture , two brigades of Hessians to the right At the rear is the combined Baden and Hessian cavalry brigade.  They make a colourful addition to the French options.
 One choice I did make here was to add quite a few standards to each base accentuating the national differences.  The cavalry at the rear are all conversions all of them having had head swaps.
 The Baden infantry seen here are the basic helmeted infantry figure with few changes. I modelled both the foot artiullry in Bicorne and the Horse artillery in helmets shown here as attached batteries. 
The infantry are the bicorn infantry but as they are not yet available with backpacks which were issued to the Hessians in 1808, I decided to convert some. Long job and not one I would like to repeat. However I do like the end result.







I think I need a break from conversions etc and will spend a few days producing out of the box French and Austrian brigades.

3 comments:

  1. Great work once again and the extra flags really makes a difference.

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  2. Its funny that I have just rebased the sell same corps. The Hessians have always been a favourite of mine. They appear to have gained a decent reputation during the wars, and look pretty to boot. Nice work, yet again.

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  3. Very nice work and I think you made a wise choice with the flags. I am about to order some 28mm Muraski Badener infantry to expand my existing Baden contingent, and am still waiting to see if someone will add Baden Light Dragoons and artillery. Roger is bringing his Hesse Chevau-Lagers for next week's game as well!

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