Post by damnitz on Sept 12, 2018 9:47:44 GMT
I found another one: Piedmontese De Portes Regiment.
For sure, with its distinctive green, it won't look like any French regiment.
Yeah, with their turnbacks they are more similar with the early Austrians painted by Gudenus in 1734.
I have to learn more details about cartdridge boxes etc.. I discovered that I have still 1-2 boxes of Austrians by Revell. Perhaps enough for a Piemontese-Brigade of two batallions.
The flags are looking really nice by the way.
Now I've got 6 batallions of Austrians and would paint perhaps a 7th using Revell-prussians as Forgách-infantry although these convertions will need a lot of greenstuff and trimming the coats, cuting away the turnbacks. But Forgách is somehow a must-have, although I don't have an idea how the officers looked. Perhaps in hussar-style with a pelisse?
Besides I discovered that many Dutch Units looked the same like my Prussians, I could buy some years ago (red cuffs and lapels) at Ebay and I used at Fontenoy for example. Therefore I would paint perhaps a unit of Swiss only (Sturler perhaps) to make Waldeck's army more interesting for Rocoux or Laffeldt.
Hessians are one of the most interesting armies for me. I used the Prussians for them too, but at Laffeldt I would need 1-2 Units of Hessians for Cumberland and the Dutch too. Perhaps a good reason to paint one or two Units (perhaps the grenadier-Regiment because I still have so many Grenadiers left over).