Thursday, 16 February 2017

From PeterD Freytag's Jaegers (30 points)

As with the whole Perry AWI range the poses and sculpts are very nice.  I especially like the kneeling poses and that the two who are fine have wrapped their rifle slings around their wrists for support.

Another week in February, another small batch of 28mm SYW figures from me.  This time around it is 6 members of Freytag's Jaegers who served in the Hanoverian army.  The Anglo Allies raised Jaeger Corps from 4 different German state - Hanover, Hessen-Kassel, Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel and Schaumburg-Lippe (a variable meet up of Imagination bloggers).

I had a set of 6 Hessian Jaegers plus officer and hornist plus a few left overs , the result of changing rules unit sizes to fit rule systems!  As leftovers had been previously painted as Freytag's corps, I ordered another pack of Jaegers from Messrs Perry and Perry to serve as a group of Freytag's Jaegers for my SYW Sharp Practice project.  The figures are from the AWI range, sold as Hessian Jaegers but work equally well in the SYW as Hanoverians.
Uniforms are very basic as fits a Jaeger unit - green jacket and waistcoat with green facings, white breeches and grey gaiters.

Here's the requisite Folky arty print for historical reference.

Darn I missed the flower pot mounted in the tricorne!
The Backside view shows the nice details in these sculpts.  They are packing a hide knack sack, canvas haversack and metal canteen plus cartridge box.

Front side view with the 6 new lads flanked by the officer and hornist on un-tufted bases.
By my count that is 6 28mm figures for a whopping 30 points.  Don't count the two pre-existing Jaegers.

Grand job, Peter! Jaeger and light infantry are two of my favorite terms in refernence to war besides ranger!  It is a common missnomer on the term "light infantry" as these fellows do show that meaning is never in reference to pack size and weight! I actually just spied the Freytags Jaeger print on Pinterest over the weekend. I am working on a project where I am shoehorning on hand models into unit/units. Your method of finding a unit THEN finding the models seems to be a lot more practical! ;)
The green suits them very well and seems very close to the shade featured. Although I've seen evidence for black and grey gaiters during campaign and later years of the 7YW, these are the first fellows I've seen painted up with grey gaiters. Kudos to you for bucking popular wargaming trend and painting grey ones instead of the goto white or popular black. You may be setting a trend! ;)
I'm thinking you may need another unit or two of 'hunters" !


  1. Thanks David. I wonder if you hit one of my Pinterest accounts when you found the Jaeger! I went with the grey gaiters both the match the print and to make them different from my Hessian Jaegers. I yes I could do with more Jaegers, and some Chasseurs to oppose them.

  2. I'm totally impressed by your production output. How do you manage with more than one class to teach? :-)

    1. Thanks Sylvain!
      Production feels like it's at a snails pace, but stuff is being finished. Two classes plus a year end valuation make for a busy first two months. But you'd be amazed at how much spare time there is when your kid goes off to university.

  3. Great looking jaegers, very nice finish.
    Best Iain

  4. Excellent jaegers Peter. Nice clean brushwork - well done!

  5. Nice work on these! But seriously... how could you miss the flower pot? LOL.

    1. Thanks Rod, it does rather stand out doesn't it?