Friday, January 30, 2015

Grenadiers of Sardinia in 1859

Continuing on with the 15mm Risorgimento (1859) project, mustering from the painting desk are two battalions (24 figures) of the 1st Sardinian Grenadier Regiment.  Like the Sardinian line regiments, the grenadier regiments each field four battalions.  The two grenadier regiments were brigaded into the 1st Brigade of Durando's division during the short campaign.


The figures are from Lancashire Games.

21 comments:

  1. Smart looking troops, Jonathan. They look all business.

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    1. Thank you, Dean! Perhaps theses fellows look all business because they have no neck?

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    1. Thank, you, Phil! Always appreciate your feedback!

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  3. Very nice. Are the figures large or small Lancashire ie closer to 15mm Freikorps or 18mm Eureka?

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    1. These figures are larger than most of the Freikorps figures and fit in well with Old Glory and Mirliton. See my earlier figure comparison for visual confirmation.

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  4. Great to see this collection growing, I'm quite impressed with your painting discipline for the Risorgimento project, which is a period we share interest in. Where are you now when talking finished units, what is the near future aim in terms of battalions and what rules are you applying for this period?

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    1. Soren, it is good to see this project moving along. My plan is to turn the production dial up a little more in 2015. Perhaps, start the French in earnest?

      Since it has been about two years since the review parade for this project, I will put together soon. That way, I can assess what I have accomplished and what is wanting. You will be a witness.

      For rules, I use my own based on Howard Whitehouse's concept of Combat Value as found in Old Trousers and Ironsides.

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    2. I shall look very much forward to such a review on the collection. Interesting that you're adopting your own rules, I'm in a similar situation with the Franco-Prussian war. Going down in the "engine room" rules-wise allows one to really get the right period flavor. I'd love to see what you've done, especially on French army list and how they are mirrored in rules in terms of how they French faction is played with national Pro/Cons. One thing I've been working with for 1870 is the increased range of the Chassepot for instance. Anyways, best wishes for the continuation of this great project!

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  5. Suitably inspired i am painting my first Austrian battalion!

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  6. Looking good, Jon. I really enjoy seeing your Risorgimento era units!

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    1. Thanks, Peter! You may be seeing more of this in 2015.

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  7. Magnificent troops chief, they are excellent. I am suitably envious. Looking forward to see them in the table.

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    1. Thank you, Conrad! Hopefully, I can oblige with a game in the not too distant future.

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  8. Sharp fellows, every one! The mix of colors in the unit is quite interesting too, unless the other side was employing a sniper. Then I'd have my subordinate dress in blue. ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Monty!

      The Sardinian tunic was dark blue but most rank and file wore their blue-grey greatcoat on campaign. To lead, one must be recognized as a leader. To paraphrase Hancock, sometimes an officer's life does not count.

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