Monday, March 3, 2014

SYW Grenz Carlstadt Szluiner

A second, open order grenz battalion passes off the painting desk.  These fifteen grenz are from the Carslstadt Szluiner regiment and are outfitted in their distinctive all-blue uniform. Figures are from Eureka's 18mm SYW range.  While considering the duel purposing of the Prussian jaegers as Russian jaegers during the 1799 campaign, thoughts turned to the same for the grenz.  Unfortunately, grenz uniforms changed between the wars so double duty is unlikely for the 1799 campaign.  Luckily, AB has recently released early grenz in the French Revolution range.  






16 comments:

  1. Love the poses, sculpts and paintjob once again Jonathan, beautiful unit!

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  2. Great looking figures Jonathan!

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  3. Another nice unit for your massive SYW collection (I looked back at your Nov 2013 post for this project). Amazing! Best, Dean

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    1. Yes, the collection almost warrants its own gravitation force capable of sucking in units as they pass by!

      Thank you!

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  4. Damn lovely troops!

    SYW uniforms are are second only to the Napoleonic era, in my opinion.

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    1. Thanks, Monty! SYW is a very colorful period. I believe I may prefer painting SYW to Napoleonics. I'm a little partial to tricorns.

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  5. These look amazing for 18mm. Lots of interesting uniforms, which is nice to break up historical samey-ness. Nice work.

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    1. Exactly right! It is good to keep variety in your painting to avoid burnout.

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  6. A great looking unit of Hrenzer!

    It is interesting how much the uniforms of the Grenz changed compared with the line. Perhaps this was a reflection of the (ill advised and not very successful) attempt to "regularize" them?

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    1. Thanks, Peter! I think you are correct. I recall reading recently that conformity may have contributed to the uniform mutations. The reference may have been in the Osprey Austrian Auxiliary Troops but I can't verify now.

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