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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Von Rochow Fusiliers

 My Saxon Seven Years War contingent seems to move in fits and starts. I have now completed the Von Rochow Saxon Fusiliers, and I must admit I am glad to see the back of them. I decdied to use GW Ultra Marine Green, for some reason. This would have been fine, but I discovered that I only had a very small amount of the colour left, and nearly ran out of the paint. I dont know if GW still do the colour, but it is a very nice dark green, so I hope it is still about.
 The figures are Black Hussar Prussian Fusiliers, and a pleasure to paint. Well they would have been if I hadnt been fretting about the green.I particularly like the officer figure, who stands very jauntily with his partizan. I have now started work on a Saxon line regiment, from Eureka Miniatures, which are also very nice, but smaller than Black Hussar.  For any pedants on Saxon uniforms, I painted them in their 1750 uniform, which meant they were resplendent in red trousers.




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    1. You cant beat a pair of jaunty pants.

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  2. Agreed! Stunning brushwork there.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Thanks Stokes, they are a pretty unit.

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  3. Those look great Robbie. Red trousers are fantastic, just unusual not to see them on a Frenchman.

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    1. Conrad,
      The Saxons were a fun loving country too.

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  4. Nice looking unit. I always felt the Saxons got a raw deal in the 7YW so great to them getting on the board. I agree, the Black Hussar miniatures are excellent figures. Have you gloss varnished the figures?

    Cheers

    Deltacoy

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    1. I gloss varnish all my figures. I use Revell or Games Workshop gloss varnish. Although I do like matt varnished figures, I gave up years ago trying to find a consistent matt finish for my troops. Plus gloss lifts the colours.

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  5. Very nice unit - like the red trousers

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    1. Cheers Allan,
      I enjoy your site a lot.

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    1. Thank you Phil,
      Totally un historic, but its great to have colourful toys.

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  7. Very nice indeed - the brass mitre fronts are particularly effective.

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    1. Chris,
      Its an old trick. Brass, washed in ink, followed by GW Mithril silver.

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