Monday, September 5, 2011

Von Loudon Frei Regiment

Von Loudon Frei Regiment using RSM figures.

I have been very busy the past couple of weeks, although the number of recent posts would seem to indicate otherwise. It's just that I have not had the time to take pictures and post blog entries. Recent work includes painting some Austrian dragoons with Minden figures, some of the new Fife & Drum figures that just arrived from the caster, and some Austrians (shown above) that are destined for one of the imagination duchies.

My customer wanted to add a colorful regiment to his sea of white coated Austrians, and so the Von Loudon Frei Korps or Green Loudon regiment seemed like an obvious choice. I used RSM figures and GMB Austrian flags for the unit. I also added a 6-pounder battalion gun to use with the regiment. I am not sure that the Green Loudons would have had battalion guns, but what the heck, why not?

Artillery piece with limber and crew, limbered position.

Artillery deployed in battery. Note that the gun model is not glued to the stand so that it can be shown with the limber, when it is limbered, and with the crew, when it unlimbers.

I figured that if the Green Loudon regiment had battalion guns, then they would use Austrian cannon, painted in ochre yellow Austrian colors, but would be manned by men from the regiment. Thus the gun crew are wearing the green with red facings livery of the regiment.

The client also asked me to make some more command stands for some of his existing units (Minden figures - the two right hand stands) plus some extra stands for a Hungarian and an Austrian regiment that I had previously painted for him. The other figures on the left are RSM figures.

Fife and Drum Continentals & British Guards
I have posted pictures of some of the new AWI figures that recently arrived and are available for sale. Head on over to my Fife & Drum blog for a look.


I also have some nifty looking pictures of my Austrian artillery that I will post in another day or two.


  1. Very nice and it does add a little colour to all that white too!

  2. Really well done. Great looking unit and a very nice touch with the gun.

  3. I truely enjoy seeing the Austrian army en masse like your photos show. The Battalion gun is great addition. Keep up the good work!

  4. Agreed. There is just a certain something about a unit of 18th Century infantry in dark green uniforms. Nicely rendered gun too.

    Best Regards,


  5. Wonderful indeed! My opponents are already shaking in their boots...

  6. I approve.

    Von Loudon