Off the painting desk today is Battalion 1 of the Bavarian Kurprinz Infantry Regiment. With 22 musketeers from Lancashire Miniatures and a mounted officer from Eureka Miniatures, this battalion presents a pleasing sight.
The figures are actually drawn from Lancashire Austrian infantry but pressed into service as Bavarians. With the large Austrian army contingent made up of Eureka figures, the Lancashire Austrians with their oversized tricorns provided enough distinction to set the Bavarians apart from the Austrians. While I have yet to confirm, I ought to have enough of these figures left to field the second battalion. On the gaming table, the Bavarians in their light blue coats will add some needed color to the white-coated Austrians.
Next off the workbench will likely be two Russians guns for the SYW project. For those having good recall, the two battles of Kunersdorf were short a few Russians batteries. Those games required some Austrian batteries to be pressed into service to fill out the OOB.
Hittites are beginning to roll out from the painting desk and will begin making appearances shortly hereafter. It may be a bit anachronistic or heresy but my Hittites will be marching out wielding iron weapons. I faced a tough choice. Do I field them carrying bright bronze weapons or iron weapons? Since I wanted them to battle my Neo-Assyrians and later Egyptians, I issued them iron weapons. I suppose the dull iron weapons could depict bronze weapons having a dark patina from oxidation. That way, the Hittites could fight in late Bronze Age or early Iron Age battles without needing to field two armies. Yeah, that is my story and I am sticking to it!