OK, so this is my next post in the ongoing quest to show some Napoleonic units. This time it is the Preussische Fussartilleriebatterie Nr. 12 for the battle for Möckern (Völkerschlacht von Leipzig). The Miniatures are Calpe and I have to say… they were a real joy to paint. They offer lots of character and detail. On the other hand they have nice pronunced folds in their clothing, which suits me, since I am mostly using dry-brushing techniques for larger areas.
If you look closely at these pictures, you will see I am using different grass tufts then in the previous posts. So far, I have used Early Fall tufts from Noch. They were really good, but a bit on the expensive side and very uniform in shape and size. I have now switched to Silflor mixing Early and Late Fall tufts. About half the price and the fact that you can get very small and very large tufts in the same set is huge plus for me. The flat grass is normal static grass. Actually it is a blend of two varieties, but in the end just normal static grass pressed into white glue.
I really like the NCO´s on these bases. I feel the mixture of Prussian blue uniforms with the black, red and yellow and the collars and cuffs (I know it should have been gold lace in this case) just looks amazing. So I am leaving you with a close-up of one of them.