The Army of Georland

The Army of Georland

Monday, 2 January 2017

Georland enemies - Command

Prussian generals

Prussian and Bavarian standard bearers

I still have to decide what to do about flags. I want to be able to use the figures for Franco Prussian War as well as Georland. It is not so much an issue for the German troops but I need to decide whether to simply use French flags for Georland, or design a Georland flag  and work out a way of alternating these - possibly by converting officer figures which can accommodate different flags and poles by drilling out a hand to receive them.

Georland enemies - Cavalry

The S Range Franco Prussian War list included a number of German cavalry troop types which all can be used for the enemies of Georland. The various units available to me are:

Prussian Cuirassiers

Prussian Dragoons

Prussian Uhlans

Prussian Hussars

Bavarian Chevauleger

Georland enemies - Infantry

Prussian Line Infantry

Silesian Riflemen

Bavarian Infantry

Saxon Infantry (apologies for the blurred photographs)

Wurttemberg Infantry

One of the good things about the Miniature Figurines Franco Prussian War Range was the presence of figures for various of the German States allied to Prussia, mainly for infantry but also including Bavarain cavalry and Wurttemberg artillery. These national contingents give some flexibility when representing the enmies of Georland.

Georland enemies - Artillery

Artillery pieces are by B&B and RAFM. The B&B Krupp gins have split trails, which I don't think are accurate, but I haven't been able to confirm this.

I acquired an Ebay lot of about 25 Wurttemberg gunners hence the over representation of their artillery arm - the first two rows of guns (and first four rows of gunners) in the picture above. In fact the Wurttembergers were the only German in the FPW range.

Prussian and Bavarian gun crews (Bavarians the middle of the three crews). These figures are conversions now available from John Cunningham. Most of the guns in this photo are RAFM. They have single trail carriages but the moulds are obviously well past their prime, with parts missing.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Georland Army - High Command

Army Commander - so this will be the famous General Mercury. I am still thinking what to do His Imperial Majesty - possibly the same figure with a fancier paint job, and a larger oval base including escort and ADC.

Mercury with Divisional and Brigade Commanders

Georland Army - Cavalry

I have been painting up and organising my various S Range Franco Prussian War figures, along with some Crimean figures which jointly form my Second Empire/Red Trouser French forces.

These are partly for FPW gaming but also for my intention to refight some of George Keef's campaigns from the 1870s and 80s as detailed in the History of Georland blog.

Figures are individually based on MDF (20x20mm for foot and 20x40mm for mounted) and then placed in movement trays accommodating six infantry in two ranks or three cavalrymen abreast. An infantry battalion is four companies of six figures and a squadron of cavalry two troops of three figures each.

Cpmmanders and some infantry unit command stands us circular bases of different sizes, showing different levels of command.

I'm going to photograph and post these over the next few days but here are the French (and Georland) cavalry for starters.


Chasseurs d'Afrique



Commanders (including the famous General Mercury)

Georland Army - Artillery

French Crimean War horse artillery

FPW gunners

Not the best photos I'm afraid, I will try to redo them some time. I also had difficulty with the straighten tool in photoshop for these two pictures.

They do display the basing and movement tray system I am using.

The guns are from the B&B Wargames 20mm FPW range. There are two different type of field piece, 4 pdr and 12 pdr.

There are also an S Range Mitrailleuse, two S Range Gatlings (which I may or may not use), and an Imperial Modellbau Mitrailleuse, available from the shop.

 I am currently awaiting more gunners of both sorts.

Georland Army - Infantry

My Georland Army will use Minifigs S Range French figures, mainly Franco Prussian War but augmented by some Crimean War red trouser era (Second Empire). This seems appropriate as George Alfred Keef's soldiers were Franco Prussian War types bought in bilk in the 1870's, although his figures were German-made 40mm demi-rondes.

So we will start with these Crimean figures:

Line Infantry

Imperial Guard Infantry

Zouaves and Turcos (the same figures, just different paint jobs)

Then the Franco Prussian War Infantry units:

Imperial Guard

Chasseurs a Pied


Turcos (the same figure with a different paint job)

Naval Infantry


Line Infantry (three battalions)

I still have to further research the Georland Order of Battle and work out which units these figures can represent.