Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Kingdom of Holland, Horse Artillery Battery No.3


2nd [German] Infantry Division 
GdD Jean-Francois, Baron Leval,

Brigade
OB Heinrich, Freiherr von Porbeck,
Baden Infantry Regiment Gross-Herzog Nr. 4: OB Heinrich, Freiherr von Porbeck, 2 battalions
Nassau Infantry Regiment Nr. 2: OB August von Kruse, 1st Battalion
Nassau Infantry Regiment Nr. 2: OB August von Kruse. 2nd Battalion
Baden Foot Battery: 2 – 7pdr howitzers, MAJ Franz-Friedrich-Christian von Steinmetz

Brigade
GM David-Hendrik Chasse,

Hessen-Darmstadt Foot Batterie: 4 – 6pdrs, LT Ludwig Venator


Ok, the first thing to say, is that my battery is not quite correct as these are French horse gunners in habites, rather than hussar style jackets. They are as close as I can get it in 18mm and will do until I can get more suitable figures. Likewise, there is not a lot of information on the Dutch artillery train and so I have given these guys a French look.


The models are all Warmodelling figures except the 4lbr guns which are from Blue Moon.


With the completion of the Dutch brigade its on to the Hesse Darmstadt battery to complete Grandjean's brigade. See the above links to view other completed units in the Division.


Next up, Roman Auxiliaries.


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    1. Cheers Jon. I really like the Blue Moon guns, nice models.

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  2. Nicely done Jonathan!
    It's a pain when your OOB throws up troops nobody yet makes. I've hit the same problem a few times now with my prussian and Russians.

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    1. Thanks Paul. Ah yes the challenge of dealing with obscure historical units. There's only so much you can do with "green stuff" and head transplants!

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  3. Lovely work Jonathan.
    Was wondering if the CGM Brunswick Horse Artillery crew might be reasonable proxies for this unit?
    Andrew

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    1. Hi Andrew, thank you. Nice idea, the horse gunners have that distinctive Brunswick overhanging plume on the shako that might be tricky to remove without overly damaging the shape of the shako. Good shout. I'll have to get some and have a play.

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    2. Jonathan,
      Perhaps the CGM Brunswick foot artillery might get around the plume problem. Unfortunately, no photo of these on the CGM website however according to http://centjours.mont-saint-jean.com/ the foot artillery still have a hussar-style jacket but no expansive plume to cause a problem. Might be worth an email to CGM to see if you can get a picture of these figures?
      Andrew

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    3. Yes the foot gunners have a back pack and the wrong sabres, so I thought I might try the horse gunners and give them a head transplant with a more suitable French type with chords and plumes. Good idea.

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