Friday, 28 March 2014

Prussian 2nd Hussars (The Reds)

This week I've done the 2nd Hussars (known as 'The Reds', later 'Zieten's Hussars') which must be one of the most beautiful Seven Years War uniforms around. The combination of red, white and blue, especially with the white fur on the pelisse, is just wonderful. As with all Prussian hussar regiments, The Reds were ten squadrons strong, and consequently this unit is 16 figures strong and will be fielded as two units of 8. The figures are Foundry.




Next up, 7 figures to make the 7th Hussars up to ten squadrons - I know the 7th was not at Zorndorf, they will be stand-ins for the 3rd Hussars (it's a cost saving thing). This is an important moment as they are the last Prussians I need, and that will only leave exactly 100 Russians to do. The end is in sight.

14 comments:

Chrisfigurines said...

Beautiful painted figures

Peter Douglas said...

Lovely unit. I really like the shading on the Pelisses.

Cheers
PD

Gary Amos said...

Gorgeous figures. I think the paint job outdoes the castings.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

I have no idea how you paint such beautiful figures so quickly.

Christopher

Bedford said...

Very nice work James. It'll be great to see them based and ready for the charge.

Darrell.

Phil said...

Excellent paint job, beautiful hussars!

Sgt Steiner said...

What a super looking unit

Gonsalvo said...

Simply stunning, James!

Jonathan Freitag said...

Outstanding brushwork! The 2nd Hussars is a handsome regiment.

David said...

Nice work! Nice figures too I thought.

Simon Miller said...

Love those! Great colours...

Willie Anderson said...

Great stuff James you have certainly motored through the Prussians!

Vinnie said...

truly beautiful painting

Colorado Gamer said...

Another excellent unit. For a moment I thought this was the unit that surrendered at Maxen and was punitively disbanded by Frederick as a result. That was the No. 7 Hussars. I painted that unit. It had a red dolman and red pelisse. You have shown better taste by painting No. 2. (According to my copy of Duffy's The Army of Frederick the Great).