Sunday, 25 September 2011

The All Blacks of 1815.

Well, they are all ( almost all) dressed in black! The Brunswick Corp at Waterloo in 1815 was an all arms corp consisting of infantry,cavalry and artillery.The Jager wore light grey with green facings. The remainder of the corp were dressed in black with different coloured facings. I painted these troops about 10 years ago when a number of our group got carried away with all the plastic 1/72 Napoleonics that had appeared on the market. These guys are a mix of HaT, Esci and Italeri. A few minor conversions, head swaps mainly, were required but most of the work was just painting. The flags are from
http://www.warflag.com/napflags/html/flags.htm.

1st Line Battalion.
The Brunswick Corp.

Foot Artillery

Horse Artillery

The 3 light infantry battalions.1st battalion in front, 2nd battalion in the centre and the 3rd at the rear.

The Leib-Battalion.

1st Line Battalion

2nd Line Battalion

3rd Line Battalion.

Avantgarde Light Infantry

Avantgarde Jagers

Uhlan Squadron

The Hussars.

29 comments:

  1. Nice to see a complete Corps and one that is well painted.

    Want to have a dable at Waterloo next year so this is a little nudge for me.

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  2. Very nice! I don't know how good these guys are, but they sure look cool. :)

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  3. They look excellent. The different makes fit very well together...an lovely looking unit
    Cheers
    paul

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  5. Now that is seriously impressive and great to see a complete unit. Great quality at such a small scale, excellent stuff Rodger. Sorry about the deleted comment, made a spelling mistake!

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  6. So did these guys choke as often as the more recent group of chaps in black?

    Great unit mate

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  7. Excellent looking force...Very nice work.

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  8. Good joke Paul but perhaps we should leave the point scoring to the footy players.

    Bout time we got the plastics out for a bash again Rog? Particularly like the Hussars.

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  9. Nah - what fun would that be? Especially with the World Cup on at the moment :-) Its all in good spirit anyway!

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  10. Thanks Paul, glad to see someone keeping in the spirit of the thing. Wallabies are visiting my sons school today.
    Sorry for the delay in getting back but I have been hit by some bug (Sunday night) and today is the first time I have been with it enough to read my comments.

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  11. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

    You live in Christchurch? I'll be there about this time next year - maybe we can get together for a game!

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  12. Great looking unit! I hope you haven't givn up on the little plastic chaps entirely.

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  13. @ Paul, Yes I live in CHCH. Flick me an email closer to the time you are over this way and we will definitely have a game ,chat and a drink or two.

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  14. Hi Rodger, thank you and compliments for your work, i follow you since a while, and i'm happy to see what you do.
    cheers
    Francesco

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  17. That has got to be one of the neatest miniature armies I've ever seen.

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  18. ive always had a soft spot for the 1/72 scale stuff, it almost makes me want to paint up some of the 2000 Napoleonic 1/72 i have in bags in boxes, really nice brunswickers

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  19. Really nice Rodger,
    Somehow missed these. I have a 15mm Brunswick army to paint up sometime so thanks for the inspiration.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  20. Rodger, Your Brunswick Corps is very impressive, not seen anything quite like that in all my years. Love the basing too.
    Cheers Chris

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  21. And congrats to the All Blacks of 2011!

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  22. Thanks Paul. I think last weeks game against Australia would have been a more fitting final. Tough game and lots of blood!

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  23. Great job! The horses of the Hussars (last image) is impressive. Rodger, what rules do you use?

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  24. @ Galgano, The rules we use are a home made set that we are working on. Really just bits of other rule sets all thrown together.

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  25. i think this may be my next persuit getting all the Brunswick army done from the 100 days, they look great!!

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