Sunday 13 November 2016

2nd/1st Nassau

I posted my Hat Industrie battalion of Nassauers a few weeks ago and am now following up with the 2nd Battalion, the bulk of which I painted many years ago, consisting largely of the old Airfix French set, but have since added some more modern figures.

The Airfix French set was definitely not their best but has a certain retro charm.  And because these are kneeling, loading and firing figures they are better suited to a square than to attacking French infantry at Waterloo.

The mounted officer is an Art Miniaturen Dane

The full square

The Nassauers are shown in the white shako covers which drew fire and were taken off about 1700hrs

The pioneers are Hagen, the drum major is Franznap.  The Ensign is an Italieri conversion.

Line company


Airfix officer on RHA horse

Grenadier Company

The Grenadier company are Hinton Hunt, S Range and conversions fro all sort of plastic figures

Airfix Imperial Guard conversion

All the squares

Sunday 6 November 2016

The Allied Army

My work on the Allied army continues.  In planning ahead, I have given thought to those units I intend to represent and those I will leave out.  I simply don't have time to do every battalion in the Army, so I have decided to reflect some of the more famous ones and leave others out.

Listed below are the Allied units at Waterloo.  In green, are those that are done; in orange, those that are partly done and in red, those I don't intend to do.

Some will be single battalion squares with a 25 man frontage in four ranks making about 400 men per square.  Some will be double battalion squares.  Others will be in the various farms.  And some will be in line (for instance, 5 KGL).

43 battalions in total will be shown - about 16,000 infantry.  I have finished 12 this year, so it should take another three years. .......But then there are the French and Prussians, which should see me through until I kick the bucket!

2nd Battalion, 1st Foot Guards
3rd Battalion, 1st Foot Guards
2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards
2nd Battalion, 3rd Scots Guards
Foot Guards Light Companies
Colin Halkett
1st Light Battalion
2nd Light Battalion
Field Battalion Bremen
Field Battalion Verden
Field Battalion 1st Duke of York's Osnabruck
Light Battalion Grubenhagen
Light Battalion Lüneburg
Field Jaeger Battalion (two companies)
27th Light Battalion
7th Line Battalion
5th National Militia Battalion
7th National Militia Battalion
8th National Militia Battalion
1st/2nd Nassau Battalion
2nd/2nd Nassau Battalion
3rd/2nd Nassau Battalion
28th Regiment, Orange-Nassau
1st Battalion
2nd Battalion
Volunteer Jager Company
35th Light Battalion
2nd Line Battalion
4th National Militia Battalion
6th National Militia Battalion
17th National Militia Battalion
19th National Militia Battalion
36th Light Battalion
3rd Line Battalion
12th Line Battalion
13th Line Battalion
3rd National Militia Battalion
10th National Militia Battalion
71st HLI
3rd Battalion, 95th Regiment of Foot (Rifles), 2 companies
Du Plat
1st Line Battalion KGL
2nd Line Battalion KGL
3rd Line Battalion KGL
4th Line Battalion KGL
Hugh Halkett
Landwehr Battalion Bremervörde
Landwehr Battalion 2nd Duke of York's (Osnabrück)
Landwehr Battalion 3rd Duke of York's (Quackenbrück)
Landwehr Battalion Salzgitter
3rd Battalion, 14th (Buckinghamshire) Regiment of Foot
1st Battalalion 23rd RWF
79th Regiment of Foot (Cameron Highlanders)
3rd Battalion, 1st Royal Scots
42nd Royal Highlanders
2nd Battalion, 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot
92nd Gordon Highlanders
Landwehr Battalion Gifhorn
Landwehr Battalion Hameln
Landwehr Battalion Hildesheim
Landwehr Battalion Peine
2nd Battalion, 40th (2nd Somersetshire) Regiment of Foot
Landwehr Battalion Lüneburg
Landwehr Battalion Munden
Landwehr Battalion Osterode
Landwehr Battalion Verden
Brunswick Advance Guard
Brunswick Guard Battalion
Brunswick 1st Light Infantry Battalion
Brunswick 2nd Light Infantry Battalion
Brunswick 3rd Light Infantry Battalion
Brunswick 1st Line Battalion
Brunswick 2nd Line Battalion
Brunswick 3rd Line Battalion
1st Battalion 1st Nassau Regiment
2nd Battalion 1st Nassau Regiment
3rd Battalion 1st Nassau Regiment