Regiment of the DayIR 49 - Von Muffling
IR 32 - Hohenlohe
As luck would have it, I managed to score a couple of small batches of extra Prussians for the early Napoleonic campaigns. Can never have too many early war Prussians !
For the actual Jena/Auerstadt campaign in 15/18mm, nothing comes close to ABs in terms of figures. They are spot on, and a joy to paint.
Prior to Jena / Auerstadt, there is the French Revolutionary period, with a great variety of very intriguing little mini-campaigns of the First and Second Coalitions. For the Prussian involvement during these earlier campaigns, the cut of the uniforms was quite different to those used by the army at Jena / Auerstadt.
So, I grabbed a few Revolutionary period Prussians with a view to covering this gap, and a at pinch ... maybe fielding some of them in the older cut of uniform for the Jena Auerstadt campaign.
They also make a great subject for trying out some new ideas on basing, sabot bases, and 1:60 Battalion organisation.
Revolutionary Period Prussian Infantry
|1 Battalion, IR 49 of the Prussian Army, 1792-1801. Figures by Lancashire Games.|
|Battalion in line, 4 bases of troops, arrayed in a fixed line formation.|
Prussian battalions of the period operate in 4 companies (of a book strength of 150 bayonets each), so 4 bases maps out this structure very nicely.
|Here we go - Regiment in Battle line, 2 Battalions up, with an appropriately varied ratio of mounted officers and battallion guns depicted.|
|Add in another Regiment - this one is IR 32 Hohenlohe, mounted on Prussian standard Sabot bases, and labelled appropriately.|
|Now we have a Brigade lined up in Battle array, 1 regiment up, with 1 regiment in support.|
Starting to get the picture now.
3 or 4 or these sized Brigades lined up making a Division, and hopefully its looking like a Prussian force of the period.