EXCERPT FROM APPENDIX 1 from Don Featherstone's Battles With Model Soldiers
(The book that got me started.)

"Nothing in these pages is a dictate, no word says you must or you shall do it this way. On the contrary, the book sets out from the very beginning to stimulate the reader to think for himself, and to use what he has read merely as a foundation for efforts and ideas which reflect his own temperament and character. Only in this way will he obtain maximum satisfaction from the hobby of battling with model soldiers."

-Don Featherstone 1918 - 2013

Friday, November 30, 2012

NQSYWS: Pandours Trooping the Colours

The new colour is trooped so the rank and file can see it.

At last! Something has been painted!  I won't bore everyone with whines about  all the non-wargaming stuff that has been distracting me this fall. Lets just say was -10 Celsius outside last night and felt like my gaming/painting room wasn't much warmer. Winter is coming on apace but at last there is a glimmer of light and heat ahead!

Anyway, late last summer the War of Rosish Succession heated up. One of the outcomes of the Battle of Wentworth Pass was a decision to promote the Pandours from Militia/Light Infantry to Line Infantry by adding 8 privates and a Regimental Colour. That has now been done. In keeping with Rosish tradition, the flag consists of a coloured cross on a white background. (Yes I know Russian and Prussian types will be scratching their heads saying haven't you confused the field and the cross but no this is a black St. Windmill's cross on a white background.).

I just need to cast and paint 12 more Grenadiers and a company of light infantry and the Rosish infantry will be up to scratch. There is, however, some questioning of the decision to form a light company for the Irish regiment and wide spread support for a Light Company for the Pandours instead in recognition of their past service and their origins in the highlands of the frontier. This would not necessarily mean a change in overall numbers but would mean a departure from a standard 4 company organization if there wasn't. There is even support for more National regiments in traditional garb, possibly as a reaction to the heavy foreign influence under the late King.  

The 1st National Regiment (aka King Michael Pandours) form as a line battalion for the first time..


  1. New flag looks great! (And of course, across the border in Wachovia, we will be watching the ongoing war in Rosmark with great intetest...)

    1. Indeed! I'm contemplating adding some Uhlans to counter all those extra Hussars,

  2. Ross Mac,

    A worthy addition to the regular forces of Rosmark. They have a very workmanlike appearance, and have none of the glitter and gloss of older but less experienced units.

    All the best,


  3. Have you filed the grenadier hats down or added new heads ?

    1. I cut the tops down and then filed them as well as trimming the edges of the stockings to give them more of a Hungarian tight trousers look. There are a few that just have an unsightly wrinkly at about that spot.

  4. Nice work!
    I am quite fond of national troop types in traditional garb. Adds more interest and color to painting and to the armies in general.

  5. Looking good there, Ross ! Clever headgear modification to those Swedish grenadiers.


  6. Nice work! Time to send out the recruiting segeants in Schoeffen-Buschhagen, I see...

  7. Nifty looking regiment

    -- Allan