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.

4 comments:

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,

Stokes

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 http://www.juniorgeneral.org/18thcentury.htm#seven%20years%20war 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.

David.

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!

David.