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Raise high ze black flags my children! - The Prussian Army of 1813-1815

Raise high ze black flags my children! - The Prussian Army of 1813-1815

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A small update: Start of the next wave, the Prussian 6th Reserve

Tutoring 7
Skill 9
Idea 10
So many figures assembled and awaiting primingSo many figures assembled and awaiting priming

Progress on this project has slowed somewhat over the last month, alongside summer I also decided to do something a bit different and started a small War of the Roses project.

Over the weekend I managed to clip, clean mould lines and assemble enough Prussian Reservists from Wargames Atlantic for the 6th Prussian Reserve Regiment. I’m using Perry Miniatures Prussian Reserve Command, alongside a few Mounted officers from both the Perry’s and Calpe. I’m just waiting on some additional command figures from the Perrys to arrive to round out the regiment.

After painting several units as part of this project so far I wanted to narrow down my focus and work on a historical formation.

This is a pretty big chunk of miniatures, and quite ambitious trying to complete a full regiment in a go. I’m looking forward to the end result and I’m staying positive about the challenge of painting this many miniatures.

Excellent uniform plates by Peter BundeExcellent uniform plates by Peter Bunde

There are several somewhat unique elements to this regiment that resulted in me selecting it. I’d previously picked up several Uniform Plates by Peter Bunde as you can see earlier in this project, somewhat randomly. The low-resolution previews give you a rough outline but the physical plates are much clearer and include a very handy history sheet as well, with the 6th notably taking part in the Battle of Leipzig and stormed Plancenoit at Waterloo (by which time it was renamed the 18th Infantry Regiment).

It appears to be one of the few regiments to mostly wear variations of the reservist uniform, with all three battalions issued it. This handily means I can maximize the use of the Wargames Atlantic kits.

The 6th was an amalgamation of 2 west Prussian and a Silesian reserve battalion, hence the mixed facing colors of pink and yellow. All three battalions participated in engagements, there being no “depot” battalion as seen in other armies.

The 3rd battalion would be the fusilier/light battalion, in this case, distinguished by the full blue uniform, generally, these wore black belts but in this case, it’s the standard white.

From what I understand the cap was often quite quickly replaced with the shako in quite a few of the reserve units so this probably isn’t the most accurate but I think wearing all caps will give the regiment a somewhat unique feel on the tabletop.

If anyone knows where I can get some additional command figures in a size that roughly fit in with the wargames Atlantic/Perrys that would be amazing. I’m using Perry’s Prussian reserve command, and have one or two Calpe NCOs I may mix in that scale about the same.

I’d quite like a drummer wearing a cap in the reservist uniform, I’m also struggling for the hornist of the 3rd Battalion, I might have to fall back to a standard fusilier one.

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Have you had a look at Fronk Rank Miniatures at all? I think they are a little shorter than the Perrys, but not by much.

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