Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Brunswick Leib battalion

In our last game I realised that the allied side was quite outnumber in comparison to the French. So since I always wanted to paint some Brunswickers I got my greedy hands on these guys:

Brunswick Leib Battalion

The mont-saint-jean site ( http://centjours.mont-saint-jean.com/detail_uniteBR.php?rubrique=U&unite=99&nation=6) lists the Leib battalion at 691 men , including officers. Since I am using 1:20 scale I decided to settle for 32 figures since I could base them in 4 bases of 8 figures each.       

Painting these guys was quite easy actually. From start to finish I think that this unit took me about a week's painting time to get done. Figures are all Perrys and are of really high quality as someone would expect from them. The flash and mould lines however are quite disturbing...

On my painting table right now I have the Duke of Brunswick and my first unit of foundry Russians. Hopefully by the end of this month I should have both painted and the allies will no longer be outbumbered!

hope you like them! Comments and critique are more than welcome!


  1. Very nice Achilles,
    These are on my to do list.

    Look forward to seeing your Russians.
    You can never have enough Russians! I am just grassing up a 6 gun position battery for my own Russian army.

  2. Beautiful painting - some of the best Brunswickers I've seen, and shows that "less is more" when it comes to highlighting black uniforms. Lovely stuff.

    Best wishes


  3. Very beautiful unit indeed. They do have dashing uniforms anyway but your painting presents the beautifully.

  4. Black is always tough, but you've pulled it off beautifully.

  5. Talk about going over to the Dark Side! Beautifully painted, of course, but that's a given.

    Very prudent of them to bring their own funeral clothes ready for when my French blow them into the afterlife (or not, given my dice rolling last game!).