Prussian Landwehr Infantry

Route March | March-Attack | Trail Arms | Specials | Advancing | Charging | Firing Line | Casualties

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Route March

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Route March
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This first set of figures is in marching poses with muskets on their shoulders. They are not marching 'in step' and are designed to look like a battalion marching towards the battlefield. If you add some figures in trail-arms poses you can create a battalion with all the informality of landwehr on route march.

CodeDescription
PL1Marching, looking forwards (replaces original PL1).
PL1bAs PL1 looking right.
PL2Marching, taking long step, looking forwards (replaces original PL3).
PL2bAs PL2, head turned left
PL3Marching, taking long step, musket held low on left shoulder.
PL4Marching.
PL5NCO carries musket on right shoulder, armed with short infantry sabre. Can be used as a normal landwehr infantryman.
PL6Standard bearer, carries flag sloped over right shoulder.
PL7Drummer, carries drum over left shoulder.
PL8Falling casualty.
PL9Enthusiastic figure, waving cap.
PL10Mounted officer, fits new horses.
PL11Foot officer, wearing kollet, sword shouldered (replaces original PL15).
PL12Foot officer, wears the litewka, holding sword in both hands.
PL13Marching foot officer, wears the litewka, sword shouldered.
PL14Officer in kollet, sword pointing down, arm raised.
PLpk1Bareheaded versions of PL2 (balding), PL3 (bandaged head) and PL4 (bareheaded).
P Flag 1Rolled flag (primarily for use with the new PL6). This comes complete with a length of brass wire for the flag pole.

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: March-Attack

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: March-Attack
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This is the second set of the new Landwehr figures. They are all in march-attack poses. To add to the realism of these figures, I have ensured that they are all 'in step' as you would expect from a battalion marching in this fashion.

CodeDescription
PL15Marching, looking forwards.
PL15bAs PL15 looking right.
PL16Marching, taking long step, looking forwards.
PL16bAs PL16, head turned left.
PL17Marching, leaning forwards slightly.
PL18Marching, holds musket with both hands.
PL19NCO carries musket on right as you would expect from an NCO armed with short infantry sabre.
PL20Standard bearer.
PL21Drummer, drumming.
PL22Falling casualty.
PL23Enthusiastic figure, urging others on.
PL24Mounted officer, shouldered sword, fits new horses.
PL25Foot officer, wearing Litewka, sword shouldered.
PL26Foot officer, wears the Litewka, holding sword down by his side.
PLpk2Bareheaded versions of PL16 (bandaged head) PL17 (bareheaded), and PL18 (balding).

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Trail Arms

Some of my customers dislike this pose so sales are erratic. However, it is the classic rapid movement pose for Prussian infantry and no range should be without them. They are also good for livening up units in trail march and firing line poses. For these reasons, the set is small but I find the figures useful.

CodeDescription
PL27Right leg forward, looking right. Long trousers.
PL28Right leg bent at the knee, left leg straight, looking forwards. Long trousers.
PL29Left leg forwards, looking left. Wears gaiters.
PL30Left leg forwards, looking forwards. Rolled trousers.

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Specials

The following set of three figures was commissioned by the new wargames magazine, 'Wargames, Soldiers and Strategy'. I do not normally accept commissions but the editorial team on the magazine asked for a sweetener to give out at 'Salute' (April 24th) with new subscriptions to their magazine. In this one case I decided to lend a hand as they have been very good in trying to promote Calpe. If you have not seen a copy of the magazine I can only recommend that you search one out as they are trying hard to breath new life into this sector of our hobby (Caliver books is distributing them in the UK). The three figures in this set are designed to fit in with the march-attach Landwehr figures released earlier this year.

CodeDescription
PL31Landwehr pioneer (source: Brauer Uniformbogen Plates).
PL32March-attack, wearing clogs.
PL33March-attack, bare feet.

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Advancing

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Advancing
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This is the third set of the new Landwehr figures. They are all in advancing poses with muskets carried in the 'Porte' position (levelled). To add to the realism of these figures, I have ensured that they are all 'in step' as you would expect from a battalion advancing towards the enemy. If you want a bit of extra variety in your advancing battalions use trail arms figures PL29 and PL30 in the second ranks of your companies. The trail arms pose is the classic attack posture for attacking Prussian infantry.

Figures PL46 and PL47 are more dynamic than PL44 and PL45 and are also suitable for use with the forthcoming charging landwehr infantry.

CodeDescription
PL34Mounted officer, two part casting with choice of arms. Suitable for use with advancing and charging figures.
PL35Advancing, musket levelled almost horizontally. Best used in the front rank of the formation.
PL36Advancing, musket held at 45 degrees to body, this figure is a replacement for the old PL9.
PL36bAs PL36, head turned left.
PL37Advancing, holding musket at the high 'porte' just off vertical.
PL37bAs PL37, looking right.
PL38Advancing, musket carried at the high 'porte' but to the right of the body. This figure is a replacement for the old PL14.
PL39NCO carries musket in right hand, shouting orders as if trying to keep men in formation.
PL40Standard bearer, two part casting.
PL41Advancing drummer.
PL42Enthusiastic figure, holds musket in left hand, waving right hand urging others on.
PL43Casualty figure, falling back, right hand in the air.
PL44Foot officer, wearing Litewka, sword held across body.
PL45Foot officer, wears the Litewka, holding sword pointing forward.
PL46Foot officer, sword held back and pointing down left arm forward, this figure is a replacement for the old PL18.
PL47Foot officer, shouldered sword, left arm waving hat.
PLpk3Versions of PL35 (bareheaded), PL36 (bald), PL38 (bandaged head).

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Charging

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Charging
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These figures are all in 'active' poses as you would expect from a battalion charging towards the enemy. If you want a bit of extra variety in your advancing battalions use trail arms figures PL27 through to PL30. I have also found that some of the advancing figures, used in moderation, can also be intermingled to add even greater variety, particularly PL35.

CodeDescription
PL48Charging, right leg raised off the ground. Sprue the leg can be cut for added realism.
PL49Charging, left leg raised off the ground. Sprue can be cut for added realism.
PL49bAs PL49 but head turned to the left.
PL50Charging, legs bent at the knee but gathered up.
PL50bAs PL50 but head turned to the right.
PL51Charging, musket held straight forward, horizontal to the ground. Best used in the front ranks.
PL52NCO, musket carried at the high 'porte' close to the body. Left leg stretched back. Sprue can be cut.
PL53Charging standard bearer.
PL54Charging drummer.
PL55Casualty falling forwards.
PL56Enthusiastic figure, charging forwards using musket as a club.
PL57Charging officer, sword pointing forward left hand waving men on. Wears the kollet.
PL58Charging officer, sword held high. Wears the kollet.
PL59Mounted officer. Choice of arms. Wears the kollet.
PLpk4Bareheaded pack, versions of PL48 (bandaged head), PL50 (balding) and PL51 (bareheaded).

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Firing Line

I decided not to make a mounted officer, casualty figure or enthusiastic figure for this set as there are already plenty to choose from in the PL range. Instead I made some extra figures to complement the firing line.

Figures PL65, PL65b, PL66 and PL66b are in the standard Prussian 'holding fire' pose, with their muskets held almost vertical.

CodeDescription
PL60Firing, wears long trousers.
PL61Firing, rolled trousers.
PL62Firing, wears gaiters.
PL63Loading, in the process of taking a round from his pouch.
PL64Loading, ramming musket.
PL65Holding fire, wears gaiters.
PL65bAs PL65 but head turned 45 degrees to the right.
PL66Holding fire, wears long trousers.
PL66bAs PL66 but head turned 180 degrees to the right.
PL67Standing standard bearer.
PL68Standing drummer.
PL69Standing NCO.
PL70Standing officer, pointing with sword.
PL71Standing officer, left arm up as if ready to give the order to fire.
PLpk5Bareheaded pack. Versions of PL60 (bandaged head), PL62 (bareheaded) and PL64 (balding).

Prussian Landwehr Infantry: Casualties

Also available now is PLpk6 - the long awaited landwehr infantry prone casualty pack (pack price 3.60 due to the extra metal required to cast these items).

CodeDescription
PLpk6Infantry prone casualty pack.

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