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Painting the Prussian 11th Brigade at the Battle of Leipzig

Painting the Prussian 11th Brigade at the Battle of Leipzig

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About the Project

I started by painting a regiment of Prussian Line Infantry as the 1st Silesian Regiment (on a whim, because the facings looked nice). Now I want to add to the list and the 1st Silesian was part of the 11th Brigade in the II Corps at the 1813 Battle of Leipzig. A defining moment in both Napoleonic history, as well as German history. The Brigade consisted off: * 1st Silesian Infantry (3 battalions) * 10th Reserve Infantry (2 battalions) * Silesian Schützen (1/2 battalion) * 8th Silesian Landwehr (2 battalions) * 1st Silesian Hussars (2.5 squadrons) * 2nd Silesian Landwehr Cavalry (1 squadron) * 6pdr Foot Battery No 9 (8 guns)

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Silesian Schützen ready to skirmish

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Love the posesLove the poses
Those red turnbacks were tricky to paint!Those red turnbacks were tricky to paint!

They’re done. And in record time as far as I’m concerned. They were an absolute pleasure to paint as well. There’s lots of variety in the poses but they still fell into three main styles, which made it a lot easier to paint.

A new highlight for my painting were the thin red pipings all along the cuffs, collars and epaulettes. That required a steady hand after a nice glass of whiskey.

That crosses another unit of my list and allows me to now go onto the first batallion of Landwehr. They’re already assembled and undercoated, so we’ll be underway this week already!

Next batch of miniatures has arrived!

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Warlord Provides!Warlord Provides!
Landwehr and JägerLandwehr and Jäger

After getting a Community Spotlight earlier this month, I thought it was high time to press pause on painting the ASOIAF backlog and to continue my efforts on this project.

To that extent, I went ahead and ordered two boxes of Warlord’s Landwehr Regiment. I’m not sure why they are marked as regiments, but for my purposes each box represents a batallion.

I also got two sets of the Prussian Jäger, which will represent the two companies of Silesian Schützen. On the whole, the Jäger and the Schützen wore very similar uniforms and I wanted to get some miniatures that had a bit more of a dynamic pose about them.

This delivery will help me cross off another two line items on my list, and hopefully I’ll be able to make some progress before son-of-quantumpete makes his appearance in March.

Bonus pic of the Schützen de-sprued and temporarily basedBonus pic of the Schützen de-sprued and temporarily based

What I have so far

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The 6pdr Foor Battery No 9 (one gun representing the whole battery)The 6pdr Foor Battery No 9 (one gun representing the whole battery)
The Brigade commander himself: General Wieprecht Hans Karl Friedrich Ernst Heinrich von ZiethenThe Brigade commander himself: General Wieprecht Hans Karl Friedrich Ernst Heinrich von Ziethen
Two battalions musketeers and one battalion fusiliers acting as skirmishersTwo battalions musketeers and one battalion fusiliers acting as skirmishers

The good news (for me) is that I’m already well underway on this project and I know what my end goal looks like. The biggest component of the 11th Brigade consisted of the 10th Infantry Regiment (1st Silesian), which I’ve already completed thanks to three boxes of Perry Plastic miniatures. To go along with that I’ve painted up a commander to represent General von Ziethen and a gun battery (who’s facings I need to redo, as they were apparently black with red piping, not in the Silesian colours).

That brings my progress to:

  • General von Ziethen (commander)
  • 1st Silesian Infantry (3 battalions)
  • 10th Reserve Infantry (2 battalions)
  • Silesian Schützen (1/2 battalion)
  • 8th Silesian Landwehr (2 battalions)
  • 1st Silesian Hussars (2.5 squadrons)
  • 2nd Silesian Landwehr Cavalry (1 squadron)
  • 6pdr Foot Battery No 9 (8 guns)

Next up are the Landwehr. I have conflicting reports of their strength, but Osprey’s book on the Battle of Leipzig puts their number at 2 battalions, so that’s where we’ll start.

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