King Wilhelm has called all able bodied men to the defense of the fatherland! Today the Herrsoldaten (gentleman pensioners) Regiment of the Konigreich der Bleiherzen marched off the the border to meet the rest of the Armee, encamped there. These old fellows are not as flashy as the younger regiments but are dependable and as long as the beer ration wagons are keeping up, are hard fighters as well!
This unit is my first unit of Spencer Smiths and I'm pretty happy with the result. These guys were done with a layered block painting approach that seems to suit these older castings.
I'm beginning to think there's nothing a .02 Micron pen, steady hand, and reasonably good eyes can accomplish with a bit of patience detail-wise, I even went so far as to add gaiter buttons on these, (not something I normally bother with because you really can't see them at "gaming distance") but for this unit, I thought it deserved a bit of extra effort.
I enjoyed painting the colonel and with some layering of colors on the horse, even the simple casting takes on a good bit of depth.
You can see also in these pics that I'm still to put buttons on the ensigns, some shading on the flags and such things, but I wanted to get the unit into reasonable trim to fight in the next battle this weekend so I'll save those details for later.