Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Vom und zum Riesling Regiment at Drill

Preparing to march to the aid of their beleaguered comrades, elements of the vom und zum Riesling regiment drill with their commander, Oberst Heinz Graf von Trollinger. The men sport their newly bespoken uniforms, just arrived from the renowned tailors of Tipplebruder. It should be noted that the local tailors were responsible for the final fitting, and any imperfections in the fit or cut are of course their responsibility and not those of the Tipplebruders.

The grenadiers prepare for a bayonet advance as the companies drill under the close watch of their officers and non-commissioneds on fire by platoons.

Von Trollinger demonstrates the committed leadership which won him the inspectorate of His Grace's infantry, taking his place on the firing line during drills. The close but respectful relationship the Oberst has with his men is both part and a product of this hands-on approach.

Von Trollinger is also a firm advocate of combined arms drill as a necessary preparation for field manoeuvres and action. Here the grenadiers of his regiment provide overwatch to a cannister firing drill of Oberst von Rebholz's gunners.


Fitz-Badger said...

Pictures are a bit fuzzy here and there, but from what I can see the troops look great. The light coats of the infantry and the brown of the artillery look very good.

Herzog Ignaz said...

Ja, we're still mastering the depth of field--sorry. Each generation of photos is better than the ones before, so, hopefully, they'll be mostly clear by the time they're completely finished and varnished.

tidders said...

Very nice looking troops


Stokes Schwartz said...

Your 1/72 Revell Austrian figures look good from what I can see. I too am working on a large batch of the exact same infantry right now. Hopefully, they will look as nice as yours in a few weeks.

Best Regards,

Stokes Schwartz

Bluebear Jeff said...

I like them. And nice text to go with the pictures.

-- Jeff