Sunday, 19 October 2014
Grenadier Regiment von Rall
I was on holiday, visiting friends for a week, but armed with paints and minis, so I finished the (in-)famous Grenadier Regiment von Rall.
Von Rall had considerable battle experience from previous engagements and European wars, but still got caught in his socks (playing cards and drinking desert wine, like we all do) by Washington at Trenton. He didn‘t read the letter/warning, the rebels would join in for a late visit, from a loyalist and regretted this on his death-bed, you know the story…
That he was turned into some sort of an anti-hero post hum (probably due to the need to distance oneself from disaster by some British officers) makes him just the more interesting for me. But never the less, as I need the chap and his "Long Fellows" for the White Plains. The minis are purchased from the inevitable Perrys Miniatures and the flags are from the respectable Flags of War from Glasgow.