Monday 24 February 2014
Here we go again. More completed figures for my 1866 'runaway train' project. This time we have a brigade of Hesse-Darmstadt troops from the 3rd Division of the Federal VIII Corps. Pictured are four battalions of infantry, supported by a small unit of jäger/sharpshooters and a 4pdr Krupp artillery battery. The figures are all Battle Honours and the flags are from Maverick models. (They were still using Napoleonic era flags so no problem sourcing these for a change). Some, but not all, of the figures are shown wearing the red/yellow/black arm band on their left arms, which was used to help distinguish between factions during the war, although there were still a few blue on blue incidents, such as the Austrians firing on the Kur-Hessen (friendly) hussars towards the end of the battle of Auschaffenberg. The brigadier is an Irregular mini.