Another Napoleonic Bavarian unit has rolled off the joint production line of Nigel Fun-nell (figures) and von Peter himself (horses & basing). Don’t forget to click on the picture above to see a larger and more illuminating version. The figures are from Front Rank Figurines.
The ‘men’ marched into Schloss von Peter at the same time as the ‘men’ of the 1st Bavarian Light Battalion back in earlyish April. Once the light infantry were based horse trials commenced with the Coat d’arms Horse Tones paint set. From then on horses have trotted off the experimental production/stud(!) lines in a haphazard manner until at last the complete regiment was mounted. And now they are based as well and chomping at the bit for a spot of the little wars.
For his Bavarians it is the design of von Peter himself to replicate Generalmajor Beckers brigade from the 29th (Bavarian) Division while they were still fighting for the French as part of Marshal Oudinot’s XII Corps in 1813. Attached is the Corps asset of a Bavarian chevauleger regiment which historically was a combined regiment. But von Peter’s orderly brain found such a creation repugnant and instead opted for a complete regiment. The Kronprinz Regiment was selected on account of its black piped red facings … and because of it’s cool name!!
In total the Bavarians garrisoned at Schloss von Peter and ready for deployment have now been recruited up to …
- a command stand
- a light battalion
- 2 line battalions (1 each from von Peter himself and The son & heir)
- a chevauleger regiment
- a foot battery
More are on their way including a couple of ADCs and a second command stand all of which also arrived with the light battalion and the chevaulegers. More horse painting to come then.
To see more of the Bavarians of von Peter himself then head over to the Bavarian Army Inspection page on the soon – end of June 2012 – to be deceased website. Hopefully the replacement site will be in existence by then.
A battalion from another of the Confederation of the Rhine nations is well on its way to completion as well so the mutterings to be heard from The Bastion (the gaming room) are taking on definite Germanic tones.
Of course several units speaking with a Yankee twang need to be created in the next few months as well so that von Peter himself will have more than just a command stand to place on the table in a scheduled game … and to keep the growing horde of The son & heir’s southern rebs in their place! And von Peter himself is well known for his glacial painting rate so interesting times beckon.
von Peter himself