Monday, 1 October 2007

3rd Reichsarmee Template - Musketeer of the Mainz Infantry Regiment Wildenstein (Circle of the Elector Rhine)

Wildenstein was a 4 battalion regiment, rated as "good" by Soubise. The uniform was in the Austrian style, white with green facings and waistcoat. Grenadiers also wore an Austrian-style bearskin.


Stokes Schwartz said...

Hi there David,

Good to see you're back! The latest two templates are, as always, smashing. They make me wish I had endless time and resources to design uniforms and paint up a bunch of differently clothed regiments that would do justice to your lovely work here. Do you find the time to paint figures yourself?

Best Regards,


David said...

Hi Stokes,

Thanks! :-)

Do feel free to fantasize and post your filled-in templates even if they never reach the gaming table... I'd like to see them. ;-)

No, I'm afraid I've never been very good at figure painting - somehow couldn't get the hang of it! I am planning to design and make some 2d card figures for SYW gaming though, somewhat in the style of the Junior General figures but hopefully larger scale and rather more detailed - mine will be vector graphics so not so dreadfully pixellated. ;-) (The JG site has a tremendously wide collection of SYW figures; I helped with some of the information used by their creators.) I really like the largely European tradition of card and paper figures - cheap, easily portable, can be printed out without needing to be painted afterwards and made of a renewable and environmentally friendly material. I have a wonderful book called "Paper Soldiers: The Illustrated History of Printed Paper Armies of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries" by Edward Ryan which serves as inspiration; there are some very attractive 18th SYW figures in there.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Sounds like a neat book.

Please let us know if/when you do get this project on its feet. I can envision having some of these "paper armies" as prizes to give to youngsters at our local mini-convention . . . perhaps to get them to consider historical gaming.

Indeed, my imagination is running with this . . . hmmmm . . . yes, please do keep us in touch with this.

-- Jeff

David said...

Hi Jeff,

Yes, it's a wonderful book. :-)

I'll certainly let you know how the project goes. Your idea sounds a good one!