Sunday, 14 May 2017

Regiment Varennes

I've decided to add a couple more nationalities to my WSS collection, first up are the Prussians and  they will join the forces of the Grand Alliance against the might of Louis XIVs French. The second nationality to be added will be the Dutch. Each force will consist of 5 battalions of foot, 8 squadrons of horse and 2 artillery pieces. Should I stray into the Great Northern War (highly probable), then the Prussians will be commandeered to take the field. I will also be expanding my French forces, and adding a few more units to the British.

The first of my WSS Prussian battalions, the Regiment Varennes. These are 28mm Ebor Miniatures and the flag is from Maverick Models. The regiment were present at the battle of Blenheim 1704. 

I had a slight mishap basing this unit (pictures below), one of the drummers snapped off at the ankles, rather than panic I remained cool under fire and reached for one of the Renedra gabions that I had been assembling and popped it on the base over the remains of the fallen. Problem solved. The casualty was swiftly claimed by my youngest daughter to add to her collection, at least someone was pleased! 

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  1. Splendid flags, uniforms...and painting!

    1. Thanks Phil, I do like this period, so lots more to come!