I am nearing the end of the build of my S Range Franco Prussian armies and looking around for what next?
As I get older I don't feel like starting another army from scratch. The Franco Prussian War project came about because I had the nucleus for the French in my Crimean War forces so I could 'recycle' many of them them into another era and build an army without painting hundreds of figures.
Whilst painting some Prussians I found I had a couple of figures undercoated and spare, the red and blue paints were on the table, so I just wondered, could the Prussians be painted as British Home Service units? If so, I could use my Crimean War Guards and Highlanders and the heavy and light cavalry units to form the basis of a new force.
So I painted these figures. I know the 'picklehaube' isn't right, but it isn't quite right for the Prussians either.
The mounted officer is the Russian General from the Crimean War range, if I don't proceed he will fit into the Crimean War force as a cavalry or staff officer. I have also painted this figure as a General for my Prussians.
We could wargame the fictional invasion of Britain by the Prussians and their allies following the Franco Prussian War. The Silesian Rifleman would paint nicely as a Volunteer Rifleman just to mix things up.
Maybe this could be a project........