Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

Copyright © 2020, Paul Scrivens-Smith

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Sunday, 9 August 2020

2nd Line Battalion, King's German Legion

This week was a change of tack for me, I started the week out painting some more Chasseurs-à-Cheval, but caught a dose of the 'new shinies' and picked up some of the British infantry that I've been stockpiling during the pandemic and decided to paint a battalion of them as Kings German Legion line during the Hundred Days campaign.

All the figures are are assembled from the Perry Miniatures Plastic Napoleonic British Line Infantry box set. As these were for the Hundred Days campaign they are built with Belgic Shakos and the officers have short tailed coats.

The flags are from Victrix, and although overly large, I do think that they are very nicely done. 

The units are built in 20's rather than the 24's I did for the French, for no other reason that I like the pair of colours on a base in the middle and that by adding one British Napoleonic command sprue 1808-1815 for each box of infantry I can make two battalions from it.

I'm also experimenting with some new Windsor & Newton Professional matt varnish today, and I'm happy with the results, although, you can see that I managed to spray a hair in the midst of the colour party that looks like a white line across some of the photos, I have since picked that off.

Now that little diversion is over, back to those Chasseurs-à-Cheval, I'm coming to the end of the French models that I have in hand, so, you can expect more Anglo-allied troops over the coming weeks.


22 comments:

  1. Nice looking KGL for your Hundred Days project, Scrivs.

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  2. A grand looking unit Paul...
    Big flags at good...

    All the best. Aly

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  3. Very fine looking troops Paul!

    Christopher

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  4. Good looking troops. Thanks for showing them.

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  5. Excellent work on the KGL, Paul! I have been using W&N Professional Matt Varnish your years now after giving up on Dullcote. The W&N stuff is THE best!

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  6. Splendidly turned out Paul. I have just finished reading Brendan Simms, "The Longest Afternoon" a splendid if short book on the KGL and the defence of La Haye Sainte.

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  7. Splendid looking KGL! I followed a link back to your first napolelonic hussar unit, I think I'm up to 2016 now and for some strange reason want to start collecting the Spanish civil war!
    Best Iain

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    1. Cheers Iain, apologies, I am a bit of a butterfly.

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  8. Absolutely splendid models and painting matey! You keep making me look at my box of (primed) Naps for SP2 ;o)
    Cheers
    Matt

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    1. Cheers Matt. I've got quite the bug for getting back into Napoleonics now, don't know when I'll ever get to play though

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