Wargaming the Seven Years War with 40mm miniatures, done by: Johann-Peter Scheck and Anselm Scheck

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Gardes françaises and their grumpy general

Now, the wonderful Trident miniatures of the French Guards are finished. A brave and victorious elite regiment, as everybody knows after the battle of Fontenoy, and now ready for duty in our summer battle first weekend in July.
It´s a rarely seen range of Trident, but each figure is a masterpiece and also a challenge to paint - including the parts to glue. But it worths the effort.
I am thinking on doing the - identical uniforms - of the Swiss Guards, which had the inverse colors.

And here comes the grumpy Monsieur le général with his apanage. He even dismounted of his horse to lead the lame infanterists.  Fortunately, he has someone who cares on his horse.
The figures are Trident (general, standard), Sash&Saber, Irregular Miniatures and Manske.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

France Cavalry Berry

 The French are preparing for our summer battle this year for a bad render-vous with the Prussians. Last battle they lost against Frederick and the hunger of vengeance is big. The regiment of the Duc de Berry has beautiful colors and is one of the Gentleman regiment of the King. I hope they will fight well...
Wonderful miniatures of Sash&Saber...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Prussian "agents provocateurs"

 Difficult to explain, but I adore this Trident miniatures with their expressive faces... I ordered this AWI Hessians and painted them as Prussians. The officer looks quite provocative, so I gave him an own little vignette and two privates as entourage. Easy to imagine how he provokes the enemy with, how to say,.. dirty words?

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Prussian Hussars HR3

Prussia gets a new squadron of Hussars, this time the HR3 with their beautiful blue-and-white-combination. They are hunting Croates; here, on the picture, in Saxony-Anhalt, just near the famous "Teufelsmauer" (click to see the former post) ....
As skirmish unit, they are able to operate free and without strictly being disciplined - would be a nice view, when they are galloping together with the 4 other squadrons, each of them in individual color..
The figures are of Matthias-Manske-range.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Very ugly scenery in a Prussian village


Oh, what a terrible scenery in this Prussian village, where Russian marauders are plundering and harassing the young women behind Prussian lines!! Fortunately, a small unit of Prussian Jaegers with an elegant officer are approaching to rescue them....  The Prussian officer is quite elegant (Trident FIW range) and by origin a French (this explains his elegance..). He has no mercy..
The figures are mixed of Matthias-Maske, Trident and El Viejo Dragon.
Sorry for the x-rated pictures...

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Russian Messenger and officer

This summer we plan with my nephew Anselm a big summer battle again - finally he will travel from US to Europe and we can meet for the annual wargame day at our home!
For our wargame,  we developed our own rulebook. To make a chain of orders from CinC to the regimental officer more realistic, we would like to introduce messengers. They are faster then normal cavalry in the movement and use a higher range to reach also the farest regiment on the field. But: they have to bring every new order of the CinC - that takes time and reduces the speed of orders.

We will try that in our battle to see how it works.
Here is a Russian messenger from Matthias-Manske-Zinnfiguren, placed o drop shaped base.

 And this is a wonderful officer of the Trident range (a French of the FIW), painted as Russian officer.
Also his drummer is originally a French.