|The second battalion of IR2 von Kanitz
(one stand of 8 figures has been removed from the picture in order to get a close up view of the battalion).
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Today the second battalion of IR2 von Kanitz musketeer regiment went into service in my Pomeranian Corps of Prussian troops.
The flags were painted by hand using the Kronoskaf flag for the regiment as a template.
|Flags for the second battalion of IR2
Here is a picture of the completed regiment von Kanitz with both battalions:
|IR2 von Kanitz musketeer regiment. Prussian regiments had two battalions.
I use 32-figure battalions in my new organization for the Pomeranian Corps and I paint both battalions of a regiment. This gives me a complete regiment of 64 figures. Just for grins, I borrowed an extra 8-figure stand from the first battalion and placed it in the second battalion in order to see what a 40-figure battalion might look like. The reason for this would be to give the unit an better appearance of "balance" with a flag stand in the center and two stands on each side of it.
Here is what a 40-figure battalion looks like:
|This is what the battalion would look like with 40 figures.
Here is a picture of my standard 32-figure battalion on four stands. It is sort of out of balance since the command stand is a little off center. However, my current solution is to attach a battalion gun stand to the left side of the battalion to give it that 5 stand balance.
|My standard 32-figure battalion organization
Which battalion organization looks better to you? Please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this page. I would like to hear your opinions.