Saturday, 13 September 2008

The Assembling Might of the Markgraaf

On an upland heath IR 1 Prinz Georg and IR 2 Margravine Josefina's Own maneuver, screened by the Sobelsburg Jagers...


...watched critically from the rear by Babbington's Legion.


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So here we have them, the first two regiments of the first brigade in the Margraaf's army. In the distance is IR 1 Prinz Georg, screened by the Sobelsburg Jager Regiment. Directly behind them are Babbington's Legion, a mercenary regiment composed mostly of British Catholic exiles. Formerly in Gallian pay then in service to the Free Stadt of Cottbus, they now serve the Markgraaf as a steady veteran regiment. In the foreground is IR 2 Margravine Josefina's Own, the latest regiment to join the colors.

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The figures are Spencer Smith (IR 1) and Front Rank Miniatures (the rest). IR2 began life as 1990's vintage French Republican infantry before a little conversion work turned them into tricorn'ed heroes in waiting. All scenic work was composed using a basic brown cloth with some touching up using Microsoft Picture It photo suite.

9 comments:

abdul666 said...

A very pleasant (& 'Old School) sighting!
The 'converted' IR 2 Margravine Josefina's Own really looks "right".
Jean-Louis

Fitz-Badger said...

Excellent!

abdul666 said...

Speaking of the Might of the Markgraaf, did I miss it or is the light cavalry still to be discovered?

A J Matthews said...

Thank you gentlemen! Jean-Louis, you haven't missed the light cavalry. I have a number of Napoleonic chasseurs a cheval which I may convert to a hussar regiment for the Markgraaf. If it can't be done, I'll get some Spencer Smith figures.

abdul666 said...

a.j., thanks for this promising information! In the meantime, a rich diversity of hussar templates is now available at Tippelbruder...
Cheers,
Jean-Louis

Bluebear Jeff said...

I like the look of them . . . and having them on that "broken terrain" looks great.


-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

just noticed an odd detail: the blue pocket 'flaps' of the 2nd Guard Fusilier Regiment (red facings): is it confimed? Of course they may have kept them as a 'rememberance' when the 2nd FR was formed by duplication of the 1st...

Still toying with the idea of a Guard Jäger battalion?

Cheers,
Louys

A J Matthews said...

The 2nd Guard Fusilier Regiment was formed from a cadre supplied by the 1st Regiment, and they naturally brought their uniforms with them. The blue pocket motif was retained when the uniforms were supplied to the rest.

Due to manpower shortages the Fusiliers *may* be reduced in strength to match the Liebguard Grenadiers. A Guard Jager regiment will be formed in the fullness of time.

tidders said...

Nice looking troops. Th mix of figures works well. The greatcoated boys are really good.

-- Allan