In a few weeks time, Iain Burt will be invading the Loftwaffe, bringing the mighty hordes of the Gateway Alliance to do battle with the forces of Prunkland. Time, therefore, for some preparation!
Back in the old days of WRG 1685-1845, I amassed about 20 battalions of Prunklanders, all painted with Humbrol enamels, but I the heady early days of the Old School Wargaming group, they all went into the turps jar to be stripped down and reprinted in big battalions. Well, I’m embarrassed to admit that the only infantry unit I’ve painted since then is Regiment von Eintopf, though it is, indeed, a mighty unit, some 70-odd strong all told, because it was initially created for our Sittangbad recreation at Partizan in 2006. The Eintopf boys have been patiently awaiting reinforcements for a very log time!
So, please welcome onto the stage Regiment von Renscher, Zweiter Regiment zu Fuß von Prunkland, now having received their Codex Grey mid-coat over a black undercoat (and a coat of PVA before that). They are, of course, another unit of original Spencer Smith plastics, vintage circa 1971 or thereabouts, selected from my secret supply of the plastics I have left that aren’t suffering from the dreaded plastic rot or “brittle ankle disease”. These chaps will be sporting the traditional white coat and red trousers of Prunkland, but with orange facings. Gaiters and hat lace are white.
This unit will be the ‘standard’ size of 36+command and I’ll update you again as they near completion. Once these are done, there’s just another 18 battalions of musketeers to go, then the grenadiers, and…
The he tents, by the way, are Renedra, also getting a long overdue coat of paint, and you can see a few members of Regiment von Eintopf overseeing the correct dressing of the new unit.