At last, 60-plus figures all painted and based into one impressive big battalion. My photo came out nice, too, in my humble opinion! It is quite a long picture, so click on it to see the full effect of the large battalion in all its glory. Shame the officer carrying the white flag toppled over without me noticing whilst I was taking the photo.
Anyway, this afternoon I attached the final piece of flock to the last figure in my 28mm Minden Miniatures Prussian battalion. It’s taken me a year to paint just this one unit, but I’ve finally got there!
This battalion of 28mm figures is based on the Prussians in the movie Barry Lyndon. So I’ve copied the inaccuracies in the movie. You’ll see the wrong colour turnbacks, the incorrect colour straps and the mis-matched flags, all faithfully recreated!
The movie doesn’t name the regiment, but in the book it is called the ‘Bulow’ Regiment. The orange, black and white flags carried in the movie are from different real-life regiments, but for my purposes, they will be the flags of the imaginary Kubrick Regiment, which is fighting for my “imagi-nation”, the Barrayat of Lyndonia. The flags are the usual exquisite GMB Design products, by the way.
My unit organisation and basing are not designed for any particular set of wargames rules, but are purely the way I like them for aesthetic reasons. Historical accuracy, historical schmaccuracy, for imagi-nation or movie-based armies!!!
The Kubrik Regiment now joins my other two Barryat of Lyndonia big battalions:
– Gale’s Regiment of Foot:
– Régiment de Royal-Cravates:
– Kubrick Regiment
7 thoughts on ““Barry Lyndon” Prussian big battalion finally complete!”
Nicely done Roly. Very impressive, especially for the time involved to completion. I have to say, I am so frequently mesmerized by the silver screen, and thus inspired to do what ever I do from period to period, that seeing you do the same, is very nice. It may not be historically accurate, but it it satisfies our collective imagery from movie inspired references.
And sometimes that’s all we need to enjoy our gaming.
Really nice work there Roly. Very impressed.
Agreed! Another superb unit. What’s next on your painting agenda?
Gosh they are hhuuugggeeeee Roly – what on earth are you going to do with those? They do look fantastic though – that really is wargaming in the Charles Grant and Brig. Peter Young tradition!! I didn’t realise you had gone to the trouble of recreating the inaccuracies from the film!
Very handsome lads indeed!
Those are proper sized wargames units those are!