OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT

Sunday, 6 December 2015

PRINCE EUGENE OF SAVOY

Rather a hero of mine, I painted this figure of Eugene ages ago, but have just got around to posting him.  An all round splendid soldier, incredibly brave, and an implacable foe of Lewis the Grand who refused him military service insisting he join the church. Eugene left the French court (after his mother was implicated in a murder and witchcraft scandal ) and went to serve the Habsburg's becoming their finest general. A testament to what a good egg he was, he willingly served under the untried Marlborough, despite already being a general of renown. I could burble on about him some more, but it's worth reading Derek Mckay's biography of the Prince if you want to find out more about this extraordinary chap.


A Peipp 45mm figure, mounted on a Del Prado ACW horse, with Del Prado pistol holsters from their Turenne figure. I tried to give the Prince the sallow skin he was recorded as having, but he came out looking a bit ill!




6 comments:

  1. Very handsome but he does look a little pale. I want to buy him a Guinness to put some colour in his cheeks.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nicely done, excellent command figure

    ReplyDelete
  3. That's a very good Prinz Eugen. He's also one of my heroes. Funny how the hefty 45mm Peipp riders sit 54mm horse so nicely, isn't it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I got the idea from your blog Corporal!

      Delete
    2. Cool. Glad it was of use to you. :-)

      Delete