Saturday, February 21, 2009

Too Many Bavarians!

Look at this! It's just too many Bavarians for any practical need. I had 11bn, 21sq, 20 guns, which would stand in for about any Bavarian force that I'd need-- if you were willing to keep a dragoon regiment and Boismorel's Grenadiers in the field after 1704. Then I bought 8 stands of 24 inf and 4 stands with 32 cavalry.

This is screaming for reusing some figures as the army of the Archbishop of Cologne, or padding out my foreign (German) regiments of the French army.

I can combine the 8 stands of 24 infantry to form, with very little repainting:
  • 2 Battalions of the Cologne Leibgarde zu Fuss (1st bn with 2 flags, 2nd bn with 1)

  • 1 Battalion of Cologne Regiment Bernsau (1st bn with 2 flags)

  • 1 Battalion of Cologne Regiment St. Maurice (1st bn with 2 flags - yeah, my drawing is off)

  • 1 Battalion of Bavarian Regiment Spilburg (so Boismorel won't appear at Blenheim!)
I'll get the chance now to build the 4th horse regiment of the Bavarian army just by expansion. Here's what will happen:
  1. Dragoons: add 9 new figures and repaint 9 to spin off second regiment (low priority since they didn't outlast 1704)

  2. Leibregiment: 3 redundant horse grenadier figures will sit a while. 6 in hats, with minor repainting, form a squadron of the Prinz Philip carabiniers.

  3. Prinz Philip Carabiniers: 9 existing figures stay, 3 with with blue facings get repainted to stay. Repaint 9 blue to red. Donate 9 with blue facings to Arco (actually, they were originally painted as Arco!). Finally, 6 figures in blue with blue facings get spun off to a unit to be named later

  4. Arco Kurassiere: 27 fig in hats receive 9 from Pr Phil, above and are complete. The 27 in helmets and blue facings will split up with 18 going to a new regiment (Poth) and 9 going to Wolframsdorf.

  5. Costa Kurassiere: 27 in helmets and red facings plus another 18. Need 36. Donate 9 to Poth

  6. Wolframsdorf Kurassiere: 27 in helmets and green facings. Receiving 9 to repaint from Arco in helmets.

  7. Poth Kurassiere: Red facings. Have none. Need 36 figures. 9 in buff and blue. 9 in buff and red and 18 in blue and blue. This is most of the repainting that will be needed.

  8. This leaves 5 more misc figures in helmets redundant that might form a squadron, but for whom?

What's the end state: 12 bn Bavarians, 4 bn Colognais, 36 sq Bavarians, 2.5 misc squadrons, plus the artillery.

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