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The vapid Grenzer

Posted by Ochoin on 12 Jun 2020, 10:29

I'm painting my find of mini-fig SYW Grenzer as Banal Croats (hence the title) in blue & red uniforms.

The stash of figures came with officers in cloaks. They wear the same shakos as the rank & file (tall, cylindrical & brimless). Kronoskaff suggests officers wore tricornes.

Anyone want to shed some light on this contradiction?

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Posted by Ochoin on 15 Jun 2020, 10:55

Ochoin wrote:
Anyone want to shed some light on this contradiction?

donald


On another forum, it was suggested that it is likely both tricorne & shako were worn. Uniform regulations, particularly amongst the fiercely independant Croats, were not strictly enforced.

Having just finished the 14 figure Banal unit (red & blue uniforms), I'm now painting the rest as a 12 figure Sankt George (white & green) unit.

I've been pouring over Kronoskaf, Charles Grants' 'Wargaming in History Vol 1'* & other sources on the topic. It's fascinating.

Sad that no one has produced affordable & well sculpted figures of Grenz in our scale. These mini-figs are useable but not lovely....inspite of the great uniforms.

donald

* I have first 3 volumes....I think I should buy some of the others.....
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Posted by Kekso on 17 Jun 2020, 12:01

Ochoin wrote: Having just finished the 14 figure Banal unit (red & blue uniforms), I'm now painting the rest as a 12 figure Sankt George (white & green) unit.


Well, I'm from Croatia but I don't think I can help you :oops:
But I'm not surprised that uniform regulations weren't strictly enforced :xd:
Still, I'm looking forward to see painted figures.
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Posted by Ochoin on 17 Jun 2020, 13:29

They're not nearly as good as the Germania resin figures.
I'm quite pleased by their paintjob. The Sankt-George in white were a challenge (as white uniforms often are).
I painted them using Vallejo's white-grey. Their belts were pure white & I used some Vallejo grey wash to make the cross belts stand out even more.
Again, fabulous uniforms. Possibly not always regulation but to the nationality that invented the neck tie (or 'cravat'), sartorial style obviously comes naturally.

I'm basing them now, so photos soon-ish.

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Posted by Ochoin on 18 Jun 2020, 06:07

Last month's efforts: SYW Austrians. Two line & a Grenadier battalion, two Grenzer units, a few ADCs & a general.

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Banal Croats in red & blue.

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Sainkt-Georger Croats in white & green

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Posted by OwenChpw on 18 Jun 2020, 06:23

Wow, they look great ranked up. Love the white uniforms.
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