Thursday, May 10, 2007

RSM95 Reinforcements

After much dithering, pondering, and scraping together of funds, and repeated alterations of plan to maximize the purchase, there's a body of new figures en route from RSM.

Rich of RSM worked with me to make some substitutions on one of their Prussian Artillery Battery bags, allowing me to replace 5 designated crew figures with the Prussian Officer with Spontoon figure. This will give me a small 2-gun battery of mixed weight, with each gun crewed by 3 gunners under 1 officer with Spontoon. A Prussian Officer with Cane will command the battery.

The remaining 3 Officers with Spontoon will be allocated to command the companies of the Lintzer Musketeers. This will give me a battalion organization of:
4 Musketeer companies, each of 6 Musketeer Marching under the command of 1 Officer w/Spontoon.
1 Grenadier company, of 6 Grenadier Marching under the command of 1 Officer w/Spontoon.
Battalion staff of: 1 Mounted Officer, 1 Officer w/Cane, 1 Drummer, 1 Standard Bearer.

Accompanying the artillery batter is one cavalry bag of Austrian Hussars in Busby. These should form 2 squadrons of the Fuchshöhle Hussars. Later, when I can afford it, I'll add a second bag to bring the unit up to 4 squadrons.

Also accompanying these two bags are an additional 8 Musketeer Marching and 2 Officer with Spontoon. By combining these with the 4 Musketeer Marching left from the original Musketeer Marching bag, I can form two full Musketeer companies of the Garde du Corps Prinzessin Gertrude, with a command group of my remaining Prussian Officer with Cane, Drummer, and Standard Bearer.

End result, once painted up should be:

1 battalion Musketeers
1 half-battalion Musketeers
1 half-regiment Hussars

Perhaps down the line a bit, I can eek out the funds to fill out the remainder of the half-units.


Stokes Schwartz said...


That sounds like a very respectable start for your army. And all those RSM figures! I'm drooling just trying to picture it all.

Terribly Envious,


Bluebear Jeff said...

Isn't it nice when someone is helpful and wants you to get what you are looking for?

Richard of RSM has been helpful for me as well . . . I'm looking forward to seeing my new troops too.

Of course mine have to run the gamut of Canadian Customs (which often delays things for a number of weeks) . . . but that's hardly RSM's fault.

I'm glad that you are getting together a good cadre of troops. I'm looking forward to pictures.

-- Jeff