Monday, 2 January 2017

Franco Prussian War German Command


Prussian Generals


German Standard Bearers - Prussian and Bavarians

I still need to source flags.These figures are again conversions available from John Cunningham.

Franco Prussian War German Cavalry





Prussian Cuirassiers


Prussian Dragoons


Prussian Uhlans




Prussian Hussars


Bavarian Chevauleger

Franco Prussian War German Infantry




Prussian Line Infantry




Silesian Riflemen




Bavarian Infantry






Saxon Infantry (apologies for the blurred photographs)


Wurttemberg Infantry




Franco Prussian War German Artillery



Artillery pieces are by B&B and RAFM. The B&B Krupp gins have split trails, which I don't think are accurate, but I haven't been able to confirm this.

I acquired an Ebay lot of about 25 Wurttemberg gunners hence the over representation of their artillery arm - the first two rows of guns (and first four rows of gunners) in the picture above. In fact the Wurttembergers were the only German in the FPW range.


Prussian and Bavarian gun crews (Bavarians the middle of the three crews). These figures are conversions now available from John Cunningham. Most of the guns in this photo are RAFM. They have single trail carriages but the moulds are obviously well past their prime, with parts missing.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Franco Prussian War French Commander and Generals


Army Commander - for Georland this will be the famous General Mercury. I am still thinking what to do His Imperial Majesty - possibly the same figure with a fancier paint job, and a larger oval base including escort and ADC.


Army Commander with Divisional and Brigade Commanders

French Franco Prussian War and Crimean artillery


French Crimean War Horse Artillery


FPW gunners

Not the best photos I'm afraid, I will try to redo them some time. I also had difficulty with the straighten tool in photoshop for these two pictures.

They do display the basing and movement tray system I am using.

The guns are from the B&B Wargames 20mm FPW range. There are two different type of field piece, 4 pdr and 12 pdr.

There are also an S Range Mitrailleuse, two S Range Gatlings (which I may or may not use), and an Imperial Modellbau Mitrailleuse, available from the Hagen.de shop.

 I am currently awaiting more gunners of both sorts.

Franco Prussian War (and some Crimean) French Infantry units



My Georland Army will use Minifigs S Range French figures, mainly Franco Prussian War but augmented by some Crimean War red trouser era (Second Empire). This seems appropriate as George Alfred Keef's soldiers were Franco Prussian War types bought in bilk in the 1870's, although his figures were German-made 40mm demi-rondes.

So we will start with these Crimean figures:

Line Infantry


Imperial Guard Infantry



Zouaves and Turcos (the same figures, just different paint jobs)



Then the Franco Prussian War Infantry units:

Imperial Guard


Chasseurs a Pied


Zouaves



Turcos (the same figure with a different paint job)



Naval Infantry



Voltigeurs



Line Infantry (three battalions)





I still have to further research the Georland Order of Battle and work out which units these figures can represent.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Franco Prussian War Cavalry


I have been painting up and organising my various S Range Franco Prussian War figures, along with some Crimean figures which jointly form my Second Empire/Red Trouser French forces.

These are partly for FPW gaming but also for my intention to refight some of George Keef's campaigns from the 1870s and 80s as detailed in the History of Georland blog.

Figures are individually based on MDF (20x20mm for foot and 20x40mm for mounted) and then placed in movement trays accommodating six infantry in two ranks or three cavalrymen abreast. An infantry battalion is four companies of six figures and a squadron of cavalry two troops of three figures each.

Cpmmanders and some infantry unit command stands us circular bases of different sizes, showing different levels of command.

I'm going to photograph and post these over the next few days but here are the French (and Georland) cavalry for starters.


Spahis



Chasseurs d'Afrique





Dragoons



Cuirassiers



Commanders (including the famous General Mercury)