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Being a Journal of views, prejudices,ideas and photographs of wargaming not just nationwide, but hopefully world wide.The name IWG was adopted in the early 1980's in response to the then dominant Wargames Research Group, but things have moved on,and wargaming appears to be in somewhat of a Golden Age, so sit back and hopefully enjoy my rantings.
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.