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.

2 comments:

  1. Were there no illustrations that might indicate a Georland flag or image that displayed flags on the minis as they were used?

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  2. I'm afraid not. Most of the illustrations in the Journal are the maps contained in the text. There are five drawings or watercolours of Waterloo, and one of the Battle of Emburg (or possibly Embury) dated (In Georland time) as 8August 1872. This formed part of the Fourth Epoch and can be found here:

    https://georland.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Embury

    While it represents bodies of troops, no flags are shown. Additionally, there are no flags in the photos I have of the figures from the original Keef armies.

    The choice for the "sausage eaters" is reasonably straightforward, being Prussian, Bavarian, Saxon etc as appropriate. For Georland the best bet would probably be the flag of St George, don't you think? I've been rather carried away by my joint use FPW/Georland figures (I have seventy or eighty more undercoated which will fill in the gap in the units and are in the painting queue waiting me to finish some S Range colonial wars figures). But while the original Georland troops were French figures, some British ones were added and most were painted as British, so I have the option to use my S Range British Crimean army for Georland, with the Russians being added to their enemies.

    If money were no object and I was starting from scratch I would go with Spencer Smith Classic 30mm Range.

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