I have just completed the painting of the bases for the Prussian and Dutch-Belgian cavalry together with three mounted generals. Once these have dried overnight they can be returned to the loft so that the next batch of figures can one done to join the box of Prussian and Dutch-Belgian infantry that I will tackling next.
The bases really made the figures ‘pop’ and I am really pleased with how they look. Once again, getting up close and personal with the figures does show up the ‘dinks and scuffs’ but I am fully prepared to deal with this in due course. The plan is to paint all the bases and then matt varnish them prior to the painting stage which will then be finished off with a generous coat of gloss varnish for that ‘old school’ look.
I also assembled the artillery component of the Prussian army - in this case four ex British 6 pounders. The British supplied a number of guns to Prussia when she was throwing off the French yoke during 1813 and many of their batteries were made up of British guns although I am unsure how many.
All in all a good start to this phase of the project and I hope I am able to sustain this over the next few weeks.