The acquisition of Kraus's excellent work on the uniforms and personal equipment of the Imperial German army sees this battalion enjoy a few refinements.
The main difference is the painting of sword knots in company/battalion colours - in this case with a white background to denote 1st battalion.
Here we have the second company, leading the fourth company:
As always, officers - both commissioned and non-commisssioned - followed their own rules:
For completeness, here are the rules of cap buttons.
These plates all come from Ruhl, M., Die Uniformen der Deutschen Armee, Volume 2, (Leipzig, 1899).
Very nice Early-War Germans, Stephen. I prefer this period of uniforms over the latter with Stahlhelm.ReplyDelete
Yes, and there's still enough manoeuvre to make large scale battles playable :-)Delete
Wonderful attention to detail - when painting miniatures, one gets a certain satisfaction in knowing they are historically correct. I might have to pick up my own copy of that Kraus Bible! Thanks for the tip.ReplyDelete
It's quite an investment!Delete
Agreed. They look sharp. What size are those miniatures? Are they all from the same manufacturer? If so, which one? Your project has sparked an interest :-)ReplyDelete
Many thanks, Jean-Philippe. These are all by Great War Miniatures 28mm, i.e. Aly Morrison and Dave Andrews. However, their Russian adversaries come from Brigade Games.Delete
Great work there Stephen! I do like the Great War Miniatures range!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rodger. They are lovely sculpts :-)Delete
Excellent job, these Germans are really nice!ReplyDelete
Cheers, Phil :-)Delete