Saturday, 28 June 2008

First Jaegers

Here is my first Jaeger platoon of 12 men. This will be half of the two companies I need, initially.

There is one problem with the Jaegers that the Great War Miniatures figures don't have. Or rather, it's what the Renegade figures don't have and that is the oval cloth field badge which was white with a black centre for Prussians. Now my Osprey The German Army 1914-1918 shows the Jaegers without this badge but all of the shakos I saw in the Royal Army Museum in Brussels did have them. The way the Renegade ones are made could indicate the badges are under the cover.

Jaeger shakos in Brussels. Guards units had plain shako covers. The one second from the right is the colour I have gone for.

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