Powdered wigs – Prussians

Napoleon supposedly said that since Prussian king was more into tailoring than fighting, he would have hopelessly lost if war was tailoring contest.


As mentioned in earlier post, I had originally intend to build French and Prussian armies but then realized that to make late Prussians functional in historical context, they would almost certainly cooperate with Russians. Anyways, since I happened to order them before I thought that entirely through, I thought that I might as well paint them up.

6mm Baccus Prussian Commanders.

6mm Baccus Prussian Commanders.

Since I do like the Landwehr ragged(?) outlook, quantity and unpredictable nature, they do give decent cannon fodder in DSLB. In fact, in couple of games they have been faring remarkably well – which cannot be said about their regular compatriots. Two ready battalions below – two, at least until I decide that four base arrangement for battalion looks better than two.

I know that Prussian Landwehr ought not to carry a flag but in this scale, flags bring some color to otherwise quite dull troopers.

6mm Baccus Prussian Landwehr infantry. Four 30mm x 30mm bases.

6mm Baccus Prussian Landwehr infantry. Four 30mm x 30mm bases.

Regular line infantry with skirmishers in front for effect. I have to admit that four base arrangement looks more like battalion line than two. It would also help to distinguish between formations that are used in DSLB (square, line, march column and attack column).

6mm Baccus Prussian line infantry. Four 30mm x 30mm bases.

6mm Baccus Prussian line infantry. Four 30mm x 30mm bases.

Perhaps there would be some room in the Prussian army for some Russian artillery and a few Cossacks?

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