With plans to do Ligny and Waterloo in 2015, I need to add some more generals to my stable of Prussian commanders. I already have a stand for Feldmarschal von Blucher, plus Corps Commanders for von Kleist and von Thielman, plus "Brigade" commanders for von Roder, von Lehrman, Prinz Friedrich August von Preussen, Ziethen, von Klux and von Braun (ironically, an artillery officer; ? any relation to Wernher). These new additions will be used for Corps Commanders von Bulow and Pirch I, and brigade commanders von Kraft and von Tippleskirch (hmm, does hie tipple Kirsch?).
First up is this rather Aryan looking fellow, accompanied by an infantryman and his schnauzer dog.
Old Glory figures; the dog is from the recently sold Mega Miniatures line. Being a "dog prson", I got a bunch of their dog models before they sold their molds last year.
He wears the silver and black sash common to all Prussian officers.
I think the colors came out very nicely on this vignette. These pictures were taken outdoors yesterday; my wife and I were about to head out to the gym lsate afternoon, when the sky became overcast - just the right light I liki to take my pictures in! My wife, fairly patiently, let me spend the ten minutes I needed to go outside (28 degrees, foot of snow plus on the ground!), and take these pictures! e have an outdoor spa (which we happily used on return form the gym), and the large flat cover of that is perfect for taking outdoor pictures (wUsyually with one of my felt table covers draped over it, as in this case).
Next up is this fellow wearing the bicorn and white plume allowed for the dress uniform.
He could be an infantry or cavalry officer.
It took several coats to get the red to come out bright like this, but I think it was worth it.
The orange flowers are by Silflor.
This Corps command stand has an infantry general wearing his cape and undress uniform.
and a cavalry general or aide (blue cap) wearing the uniform of his regiment, Hussar Regiment #6, "2nd Silesian".
A rather dashing looking duo, eh?
I think I'll use this base for von Bulow....
Here's a final Brigade commander, with his dog accompanying him.
The crimson collar and cuffs mark him as an officer of the General Staff, perhaps detailed for temporary command of a Brigade.
Like all Prussian general officers, his horse has a black sheepskin saddle cover with a silver star in the corner.
His dog bears a not entirely coincidental resemblance to our 6 month old Golden Retriever, Zoe.
A tired dog is a good dog! :-)