Initially each Bavarian infantry company had
Light battalions followed the same practice.
Here are half a dozen rifle armed schützen from Front Rank. I painted them in the green and grey of a Light Infantry Regiment. A significant number of those had black facings and red piping so I went with that.
As I have found with Front Rank figures the quality of the sculpting just seduces you and pulls you in as a painter. I once again found myself painting all kinds of things I normally skip over and I highlighted all the things!, not just the coats.
Because they are significantly chunkier than the Hät figures I opted to put them two to a base. I got a bit dramatic with the flocking and tufts. But I always figure skirmishers are running around out in the weeds.
|Comparison with some of my Hät Light Infantry. Same height, just heftier and more imposing. From three feet away they look fine on the table together. Whew!|
Of course, now I am thinking about getting more and some leader figures to make a proper Formation out of them with a couple of Big Men: Hauptmann Ricard Scharf and Feldwebel Harfner.
Lovely figures, they look great on the tabletop.ReplyDelete
These look great James...I always like Front Rank figures. I also generally mount riflemen, Jaegers and light infantry two to a base, so that they are easily recognisable and also to represent the open order formations they fought in.ReplyDelete
Well, the inspiration resulted in some great looking figures.ReplyDelete
Bavarians get the best hats. Figs look good, but the terrain is great! I need to build up my 28mm terrain collection, so this was quite inspiring.ReplyDelete
Beautiful unit, bases and scenery...excellent job James!ReplyDelete
Marvellous painting and basing. The result is worth all your effort.ReplyDelete
I haven't painted any Front Rank for a few years but agree with you that they are a joy to paint and it shows in what you have done with these.ReplyDelete