The Black Duke

 

I’m rather glad that writing more blog-entries wasn’t one of my resolutions for the new year, because then I would have already broken it. With the other resolutions I’m on a good way, and I’m happy to report I didn’t buy a single figure (painted or unpainted) until now. But I have made good use of the limited hobby time I have nowadays, and here I proudly present “the Black Duke” of Brunswick as well as his Leib-battalion.

 

Brunswick Leib-batallion (Perry Figures)

Brunswick Leib-batallion (Perry Figures)

 

The Soldiers were an ebay auction from last year. Some of them were painted to a great standard, others looked as if they had been transported through Europe in a tabacco box and had to be repainted.The command unit was painted by Jim Bowen.

 

 

The Leib batallion didn’t sport a flag while they fought for the British, so I have added no colours. The batallion will be the elite unit of my Lasalle Brunswick Division with the Duke as its general.

 

The Duke of Brunswick (Perry Figures)

The Duke of Brunswick (Perry Figures)

 

The officer riding along with the Duke commands a light batallion and was part of the good ebay figures. Judging from the painting style I would say he might have been painted by Dave Jarvis, but I can’t say for sure since the seller I’ve bought the figures from couldn’t remember who painted them.

 

 

The Duke himself was painted by me, he’s the second figure I have painted this year. Two mounted figures (4 points) is far away from the painting-ratio I once had, but I’ll be lucky if I paint 10 points per month this year. Apart from that I have based a lot of figures which improves the ratio a lot.

 

I really like the Brunswickers and I’m thinking about building the British light cavalry option with Brunswick cavalry, too. Well, I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for your visit and have a nice week!

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