I painted this unit to represent IR #3, von Phull. I kind of cheated a bit with this one, as the regiment had white facings from 1799, and only changed to the medium green in 1813. In addition, by that time, the lapels were dark blue piped green, instead of green piped white as would have been the style had green been the facing color in 1809 (the new style started to appear in all regiment in 1811). .
By 1813 the helmets were being replaced by a shako reminiscent of the Austrian "Double billed shako as well. So why the liberal take on the regimental details?
I plan to do a total of 6 units of Wurttemberg line using these excellent Piano Wargames figures, and one of the later units will be IR #6, which has white facings as well (albeit piped red for that regiment).
I'm sure King Friedrich woukld be turning over in his grave at such effrontery. Considering that he was said to be a very large man, almost 7 feet tall and weighing over 400 pounds, not a sight I would care to see!
The blue ground of the regiments flag makes sense with the white facings, as white was usually reserved for the monarch's standards in Germanic armies. Indeed, the Royal Guard flag alone had a white ground.
As noted before these figures are just terrific!
Really pretty. The green must be an attempt by the regimental tailors to implement the listed change of colors. That should be your story, stick to it. ;-)ReplyDelete
All part of the Misinformation campaign!Delete
More great work on the Wurst munchers Peter - they are certainly lovely figures and you have given them a very nice paint job!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Keith. They really are marvelous castings!Delete
More beautiful Wurttembergers. I must remember to keep and eye on Lucas's site as those Austrians will probably be appearing soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lawrence. I'd suggest joining the Piano games Facebook group (I know, FB!). He's already shown prototypes for the next KS including French Line and Bavarians in overcoats. He's planning on shipping the figures from the last KS by the end of this week.Delete
Great sculpts again especially the officerReplyDelete
I think Lucas' work is at least as good as any other sculptor out there!Delete
Another handsome battalion, Peter! Good job!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jon! I am really enjoying paintingthese fine troops!Delete
Lovely sculpts delightfuly painted!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Iain! The sculptor is better than the painter, though! :-)Delete