|The colour party of the DR3 Meinicke Dragoons accept their new colours from the King of Prussia. Click or double click all pictures to enlarge the view.|
I completed the second squadron of the DR3 Dragoons (Meinicke) in Prussian service, over the weekend and present them here for your review.
So I set them up in my photo booth for their first pictures and decided to create a vignette in which King Frederick II of Prussia presents the regiment with their colours for the very first time. I like this idea so much that I think that I will do it every time I add a new regiment of infantry and cavalry to the Prussian and Austrian armies. The information will then be recorded in my roster book for the army and include such information as:
Date of service
Brand of figures (usually Minden of course)
|A close up view of Frederick presenting the new colours to the Meinicke Dragoons.|
|The full regiment awaits your review. Click pix to enlarge the view.|
|First Squadron with King's Colour|
|Second Squadron with Regimental Colour|
Future Project: Rebasing the White Hussars
Here is a teaser of a little project that I am currently working on. I have a 20-figure regiment of White Hussars (RSM figures) and I need to build them up to 24-figures for my current game organization. I did not have any RSM figures on hand to fill out the unit, so I drafted two each of the Minden hussar officers and trumpeters to add to the unit. The sizes of the figures are comparable, so this should work. I intend to mix the Minden figures into stands with one RSM figure and one Minden figures, although this is not shown in the picture below.