Monday, 16 September 2013

Saxe-Coburg Voltigeurs, 4th regiment of the Rhine

The first two battalions for the 4th Rhinbund regiment included a voltigeur company comprising of men supplied by the duchies of Saxe- Coburg-Saalfeld.
This has to be one of the most colourful uniforms EVER!! as can be seen above. 
These are obviously part of my commission for Perry miniatures new confederation of the Rhine range.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

4th Rhinebund regiment, Saxe-Weimar Chasseurs

The third battalion 4th regiment Confederation of the Rhine was designated as light infantry and comprised of troops from the states of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Hildburghausen. The third rank were armed with rifles. These Perry miniatures are a real joy to paint, the dark green Prussian cut uniform contrasts nicely with the buff belts. If you are in a rush to get them finished you could always go for the later black belts! 

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Confederation of the Rhine

Well perry miniatures have just released what has to be the most colourful range of Napoleonic soldiers ever!

The Confederation of the Rhine in all its glory!

I have ordered the 5th to start. The 5th regimant comprises the Lippe and Anhalt battalions. As soon as I have these babies painted up I will move onto the 4th and I can't wait!

There is quite a lot of info out the on the Rhinebund but it can be quite confusing. Alan Perry has very kindly broken down the regimental organisation on the website, which will be helpful to get you going.
As i paint the regiments I will try and find the time to write a little potted history.