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The Prussian Army of the Lower Rhine 1815 - 1st Corps

Posted by MABO on 18 Jan 2019, 11:07

In the topic "plans for 2019" I have announced, I will build up the 1st Prussian Corps for Black Powder Rules I really would like to learn and play.

So I start here in this topic the WIP of the troops needed. This is also a possibility to repaint and assemble old figures I have. I have done this already with my Punic War figures here: http://bennosfiguresforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=22244

So here is the first unit ready.

1st Corps Reserve Cavalry 1.Brigade
5th Dragoons 4 squadrons 2 companies each

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The figures are the old HäT ones. Really not the best, but ok in this case, which is not a display. The detachment of volunteer Jägers is from Art Miniaturen. The figs are about 20 years old and replaced by new ones.

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I have also two command figures from Art Minis. But I would like to use the two Hät Sets completely and build a solid front of dragoons, that is why I did not integrate them. So I have to think about how to base and to use them, maybe as brigade command.

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To be continued....
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 18 Jan 2019, 11:31

Bravo! Bravo! Amazing brigade. Like a lot that "to be continued".
That also means I have to put hands on my French army and start increasing number of my line infantry battalions, let alone cavalry squadron. It looks like I also have to open a WIP post here.
I gonna like this 2019 very much!
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Posted by FredG on 18 Jan 2019, 11:34

More WIPs, more WIPs :yeah:
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Posted by MABO on 18 Jan 2019, 11:47

FredG wrote:More WIPs, more WIPs :yeah:


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Posted by Wiking on 19 Jan 2019, 10:52

Mabo wrote:
In the topic "plans for 2019" I have announced, I will build up the 1st Prussian Corps for Black Powder Rules I really would like to learn and play.

Wow, you work very fast on your plan /to do list.
Look nice.
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And on top, there is a hole in the trumpet !
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Posted by FredG on 19 Jan 2019, 11:01

Wiking wrote:And on top, there is a hole in the trumpet ! :mrgreen:


All together niow........

♫ There's a hole in your trumpet, dear MABO, dear MABO
There's a hole in your trumpet, dear MABO, a hole. ♫ :-D
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Posted by MABO on 19 Jan 2019, 14:00

FredG wrote:
All together niow........

♫ There's a hole in your trumpet, dear MABO, dear MABO
There's a hole in your trumpet, dear MABO, a hole. ♫ :-D


:joker: :joker: :joker:
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Posted by Konrad on 19 Jan 2019, 14:33

Nice prussians!
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Posted by MABO on 21 Jan 2019, 17:55

Next step: 1. and 2. Squadron of the 6th Uhlans Regiment.
Part of the Reserve Cavalry 2. Brigade.

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These men are the former Lützower Uhlanen. I have to add one Squadron of Lützows Hussars and one of Bremen Volunteers. These have to be converted.

To be continued...
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Posted by vellek on 23 Jan 2019, 18:13

You've done a great job on these poor old HaT figs. The longer lances are especially good.
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Posted by MABO on 23 Jan 2019, 22:42

Thanks Kurt! I am happy that you like them. And it is really good to see you here again.
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Posted by MABO on 23 Jan 2019, 22:44

FredG has written it is so quiet here in the forum. So I grap my camera and made a real wip foto of the 6th Infantry Regiement I am painting at the moment. I use the really nice Strelets Prussians on the march. Hope to finish them maybe this weekend. :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop:

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Posted by Beano Boy on 24 Jan 2019, 00:25

Really nice Napoleonic`s Jan. :thumbup:
l love the bottle top brigade! :coffee: BB
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Posted by Dad's Army on 24 Jan 2019, 07:56

MABO wrote:FredG has written it is so quiet here in the forum. So I grap my camera and made a real wip foto of the 6th Infantry Regiement I am painting at the moment. I use the really nice Strelets Prussians on the march. Hope to finish them maybe this weekend. :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop: :sweatdrop:

Still not ready, come on work my friend :mrgreen:
I will post my last work from my idea I showed you in Lingen also this weekend, have to make some pictures that's all ....
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Posted by MABO on 24 Jan 2019, 08:16

I am quicker with the photos. :mrgreen:
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Posted by C M Dodson on 24 Jan 2019, 08:28

Splendid stuff indeed.

I used HAT Prussian infantry head swoops on the HAT Ulhans that made them look a lot better for my Schlact Von Ligny project.

The Dragoons would be another candidate.

Good luck with your project, my 1st Corps was over one thousand figures in strength.

Best wishes,

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Posted by MABO on 24 Jan 2019, 09:30

Thank you, Chris. Your project is in other dimensions. I will never reach this amount of figs for my Corps. The Infantry regiments will consist of 24 figures if they have three batallions, just to give an example. But I hope to finish this project this year. For me it is quiet big.
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Posted by Graeme on 25 Jan 2019, 13:52

Great looking Prussians Jan. The HaT Dragoons are not the greatest figures but they're usable, and not giants, and you've got them looking rather splendid here. I really like the volunteer jagers and the dragoon officer.

The uhlans are wonderful, I know some folks are not fond of these figures but I really like them. My only criticism of the set would be that the sabre is much too big for the figures. But it's just the right size to use with some other figures so I was glad that I had a few.

Yours are great, good dynamic figures, very nicely painted, well posed, and the horses and basing look really good too; I like these a lot. :yeah:

I'm interested to see how the new Strelets infantry turn out.
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Posted by sansovino on 28 Jan 2019, 16:56

Wow, so many well painted figs! How many figs will you need to recreate the army of lower rhine? Will they pass also the rhine?
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Posted by MABO on 10 Feb 2019, 21:20

Today I can present you a small update on my project.

First two peaces of artillery:

7th Mounted Artillery 1.Brigade 1. Corps and 2nd Mounted Artillery Reserve Cavalry 1.Brigade.
Figures are from Art Miniaturen. I like them very much, because they are really lifelike.

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