Sunday, February 28, 2016
Finished now the long silence on my blog for almost 3 months, dued to professional, daily work, which absorbed all the energy for painting miniatures.
Here I have my second regiment, coming out of the fabulous Trident manufacturers, the French of the FIW and SYW range, painted as the old regiment de Champagne. I agree, that the homogenous white coats, trousers and gaiters are a little bit boring to paint, but the typical cut of them are nice and also to make one of the oldest and traditional regiments of the French army.
Enjoy the pictures, I will let follow some more post in the near future.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
The French brigades got some reinforcements, now led by General Montcalm, a magnificent miniature of Trident. Even if Monsieur le General fought mostly in Northern America, I could´t resist to order him to place him on the peak of this beautiful Regiment of French Musketeers, also Trident.
I painted them as Chartres.
|The figures are build of several parts to assemble - so you are free to change and turn heads.|
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Today, the Swiss Regiments are ready for coming into French service . The picture above shows the French generals (Manske Zinnfiguren) with tambour and standards (Irregular Miniatures), the flags with the emblem of the Gardes Suisses. The Swiss will get higher score in our war-games dued to their braveness in Rossbach and elsewhere. So, it´s good to have 2 of them: The Suisse Castella and the Suisse Lochmann (Zurich region); both regiments are Sash&Saber miniatures.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
I present you a short scenery of the Prussian Infantry Regiment No. 40, Alt-Kreytzen, in a burning village combat. The miniatures are - I could´t resist to order more and more - of the outstanding Trident in US. For the Regiment´s choice, I was inspired by Nigel Billingtons post (nigbilpainter.blogspot) about the identical regiment, and he had chosen a fantastic pink. I couldn´t imagine the luminosity of this fashion colour and did a research in several sources... But each showed another pink tone. So, my chosen tone is more grey and decent - if that´s closer to the original or not, I don´t know. But, in a any case: Trident figures are always a great pleasure to paint.
Just enjoy the few shots I did today during a moment, while the clouds opened the sky for a - r.a.- 1 hour sunshine.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
The summer break after the annual battle with Anselm was beneficial, but not dormant. Russia got one of the fabulous Frontrank Officers on horse, who I modified into a General. He is accompanied by his own standard bearer (Trident) and footman (Irregular Miniatures). I changed the color of lapels and saddlebag into a light reseda, which is pure fiction, but gives them a particular recognition and matches well with the flag. That´s all.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
The goal of the Prussian general (Anselm) was to take the village and to expel the Russians from this area.
|Prussian Commanders (left) supervise the deployment. In the foreground our new Cuirassiers regiment, The Berlin Gensdarmes|
|Prussian officers discussing the range of their artillery pieces..|
Anselm decided a clever strategy: approaching to the battle zone, he didn´t show his true intentions and moved in march columns a long time through the fields. Suddenly, he changed the formations of his regiments and build a right wing with Jaegers and Hussars and a left wing with 90% of his infantry, followed by horse artillery and Cuirassiers.
|The Russian base camp in Paleiten|
The Russians waited and waited, still in hope to lure the enemy to the reach of their own artillery.
It was a long, tactical manoeuvring, and both sides needed nerves of steel - hesitating, who will do the first mistake....
|The first approach: the artillery is checking the distances and fires... In the background: Paleiten.|
|Right wing: Prussian light cavalry and Jaegers prepare to charge the Cossacks (right, in the center)|
|Brown Hussars galloping...|
|Cossacks´reaction: the leave the fortifications around the village and advance|
|Russian general gives some orders|
|2 Dragoon regiments, Pskov and Tver, ready in the second line...|
|Russian fortified the village|
|Some hits of the Prussian artillery made them nervous - here the Novgorod infantry (Nuernberger Meisterzinn - still in duty...)|
|Also this faces show some anxious emotions....|
At the same time, some skirmishes between Prussian Jaegers and Hussars and the wild Cossacks took place on the other flank, without any decision.
|Prussian Cuirassiers von Kyau|
|Hungarian Hussars begin the attack|
|... against this Prussian infantry, already changing the formation|
The Russian Ulans started a manoeuvre to the center, charging the Prussian Cuirassiers, accompanied by the Slobodski and Yellow Hussars from the other flank.
But the Prussians had no mercy: The infantry formed a square and Cuirassiers and artillery destroyed this attack.
|Russian Ulans charging...|
|...this enemy: Prussian Langermann Dragoons|
|Berlin Gensdarmes and artillery already awaiting the attack|
|Russian reserve is mobilized, but enclosed between village and forest - they cannot deploy|
|The Russian beauties (in my opinion) in reserve - The Leibdragoons, which I prevent normally from damage...|
No chance for the Russians, and they retired....