Well, we did not go to the movies Sunday, so I painted this battery instead.
The Prussian post 1806 uniforms are simple and easy to block out. The artillery is mainly different in having black leather belts to hold equipment. The red piped black facings show up rather well on the figures. The guns are not quite that bright in real life, I may try undercoating in black next time for the woodwork on the carriages themselves next time. The castings are the Perry Miniatures foot battery firing and foot battery loading. No two figures the same over the eight crewmen, lots of animation. ( Did I mention I like a lot of poses?)
Taken with flash on. Notice the lack of shadows!
Why a Prussian battery? Well, I have a Prussian foot unit painted and another promised to be on the way. With two units of cavalry primed and in the painting queue, I felt they needed artillery support, and the battery was eight figures and two guns. It is the only all howitzer artillery in my collection, and has a counterpart in the 1815 campaign, as Howitzer Battery No. 1.
I may do a Corps of Prussians after I complete my Quatre Bras project. Might. Sigh, who am I kidding, the black hole of Napoleonic project creep claimed me a long time ago. It's 'only ' nine battalions, or so.
Not a bad afternoon's painting. Well, basing and priming not counted in that time. The guns are done in Blick art supplies craft series blue, the gunners in Vallejo Prussian blue and Ceramcoat Dove Grey. The red piping done with tube acrylic.
They'll come in handy for our imagination based campaign, as well. Watch out if you stray across our borders, Benefice!