Saturday, 29 October 2016

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Imperial Germans IX

The fifth battalion of my Imperial German brigade c.1914 is now finished and ready for action.

This represents the second battalion of 41st Infantry Regiment 'von Boyen' (5th East Prussian).

I've found a better tone for the helmet covers, so the other four battalions and machine gun company will need redoing in due course.

After working through some c.1812 Russians, I'll pop back and do the Regimental Headquarters stand before moving onto the 3rd Battalion and the rest of the Uhlans...

Friday, 7 October 2016

Imperial Germans VIII

Some eighteen month after the last installment, I've finally gotten back to field grey!

Two machine gun stands for the 13th (Heavy Machine Gun) Company of 41st Infantry Regiment 'von Boyen' (5th East Prussian) (Infanterie-Regiment von Boyen (5. Ostpreuß) Nr.41).

Next up, the 2nd Battalion of the 41st...

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Colonel Demid Mesheryakov

Colonel Demid Mesheryakov took command of the second brigade when his regiment, the Selenginsk, was transferred to 3rd Division. He was wounded at Borodino and succeeded by Major Vasily Bogdanovich of the same regiment.

2nd Brigade seemingly suffered heavy casualties on 7 September with both regimental commanding officers falling wounded and two battalion commanders put out of battle, one killed and the other wounded. By the end of the day, 1st Battalion of the Selenginsk Infantry Regiment was being led by a Lieutenant.

In this composition, the mounted officer, representing Colonel Mesheryakov, is by Perry Miniatures, whilst his dismounted companion, Major Bogdanovich is from Wargames Foundry.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

3rd Battalion, The Selenginsk Infantry Regiment - Lead Companies

Lead companies of 3rd Battalion of the Selenginsk Infantry Regiment. 28mm Foundry Miniatures with GMB flags, as usual.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

1st Battalion, The Selenginsk Infantry Regiment - Lead Companies

Having given up searching for the flag staffs, I ordered some fresh one's from North Star (along with some Great War British Cavalry - oops!). Prompt service as always from Nick and the team, so no delays in getting the last units of infantry finished off.

The Selenginsk Infantry Regiment were originally part of 23rd Division and brigaded with 18th Jägers, but exchanged places with Korporye Infantry Regiment to move to 3rd Division in the lead-up to the battle of Borodino.

So, onto the 3rd Battalion and Brigade Command stand...