Sunday, July 1, 2018

Prussian 6th Uhlans Report for Duty




The 6th Prussian Uhlans clatter into the Allied camp, wearing their new uniforms,
as the sun raises over the Wurmberg in Bremen.

This unit was formed out of Uhlans from Lutzow's Freikorps and Uhlans from the Bremen Volunteers.  Note the different colored pennons on the lances and the slightly different uniforms. 

Lutzow's Freikorps troopers
 
 Bremen Volunteers
The 6th Uhlans at the charge
 
There are some small differences between the Lutzow's Freikorps uniform/equipment (black collars piped in red, red shoulder straps and gold scales, and black over red lance pennons) and those of the Bremen Volunteers (red collars, white piping on the shoulder strap, and red over white pennons). 

 Bremen Volunteers (red collars, white piping on the shoulder strap, and red over white pennons). 
Note the buttons on the trousers in above plate are not visible.  They are on the figures, so I added them. 
 Bremen Volunteers in reverse (red collars, white piping on the shoulder strap, and red over white pennons). 

Lutzow's Freikorps uniform/equipment (black collars piped in red, red shoulder straps and gold scales,
and black over red lance pennons).  Note the buttons on the trousers in above plate are not visible.  They are on the figures, so I added them.
 
Lutzow's Freikorps uniform/equipment in reverse (black collars piped in red, red shoulder straps and gold scales,
and black over red lance pennons)

I have four remaining Prussian Lancers.  I am thinking of adding 2 more Bremen Volunteers (so that I have a complete squadron of them, and then adding 4 more Lutzow's Freikorps troopers so that I have a squadron of them as well, and then combining them into a regiment. 

Now I will have to find two more Prussian Lancers to complete that plan.  There is always something to do.

 


16 comments:

  1. Great looking uhlans. Really like the charging pose.

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    1. Thank you James. thank you for becoming a follower. Welcome.

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    2. Thank *you* for such a great blog. I don't know how I missed it for so long.
      Still, I am amazed that I 'discover' new blogs (to my knowledge) almost everytime I visit someone elses!

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    3. You are welcome, thank you for the kind comment. What do you enjoy the most about the blog? What would you like to see more of?

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    4. I really enjoy seeing those marvellous old Hinton Hunt (and copy) figures of Napoleonic units/officers both in the raw metal and painted.
      I'll be keen to read about your games once you get there.
      (I too am keen to give the Spencer bros Muskets and Marshals a go as a possible alternative rule set for me/us to use).

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    5. I too am eagerly anticipating some games. The first step is to make an old school wargaming surface. I need to locate some reasonably authentic looking trees & buildings (or make them).

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  2. Looking grand, CN! Are they going to be shiny?

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    1. Everything will eventually become shiny WM, I am just waiting until I have the opportunity to do a mass shinytazation.

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  3. Dynamic poses and great job on the Prussian 6th Uhlans!

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  4. Very nice, I always restrained palettes - will they be gloss varnished?

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    1. They will indeed, Rob, they will indeed.

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