I am already tardy in my annual year-in-review post, but I thought it best to actually get the last of the 2018 figures out before drawing a line under the old year. These fusiliers were actually completed about half-way through December, but were left to await a resupply of color ink toner.
These are my first Fusilier units using Old Glory miniatures rather than Pendraken. The models themselves appear to be a head swap with the standard Musketeers, which is more than sufficient at this scale. The fuslier caps are a little more compact that the Pendraken sculpts which makes their Fusilier status a little more apparent. (I find that a I readily mistake the Pendraken Fusiliers and Grenadiers at most distances.)
For regiments I chose to go with No 40 Kreytzen Fusiliers with their distinctive rose facings and Silver mitres.
..and No 46 Duke of Wurttemberg.
This brings the total up to four regiments of Fusiliers in the collection (No 35 and No 36 were done with Pendraken figs) and should be all that I need. That said, I have enough figures to do two more regiments so we will see what the future holds.
The Pendraken figures are nicely sculpted but I really like the compact look of the Old Glory figures in this range. Super job. There is a large lot of Pendraken SYW Austrian 10s on eBay if you are interested. Price seemed pretty good.ReplyDelete
The compact look of the infantry strips are really hitting the mark for my objective with this collection. I have decided to do all the infantry with Old Glory, but will have a mix from both companies for artillery and cavalry. I am just finished off a unit of Pendraken Curassiers, and the sculpts are quite nice.Delete
Lovely regiments, Jake. I think I knew once upon a time why the odd division of the Prussian Line infantry of this era into Musketeers and Fusiliers, but I seem to have forgotten the rationale!ReplyDelete
Originally I think the term was used to describe units derived from new levies. (i.e. lower quality somewhere between regulars and militia) Most of the regiments were all raised in the 1740s.Delete
Lovely figures who look great en masse.ReplyDelete