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

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saxon Grenadierbataillon Kurprinzessin

Dear followers, first my excuse for long-time silence, but maybe you know it also: the professional life absorbes sometimes a lot of energy and time. In the meanwhile I couldn´t produce as much as I would, but I have some news: today I start with the first part of four about my Saxon army. You see my grenadeer bataillon "Kurprinzessin", which got the name of Maria Antonia Walpurgis, Kurprinzessin von Sachsen. I like this regiment very much because of their seldom colour of a grey-blue, called bleumourant (a french fashion colour at this time: a "dying blue" what you see in the evening at the late sunset).
The figures are from Prince August and token from the Rossbach-serie. I like this moulds because of their high relief-quality, nevertheless they are semi-flat figures.
The standrad-bearers are from NMZ, the flags are selfmade in the computer after a long-during research of sources.
In the next post I will present you the renovated saxon artillery with some templates of uniforms.

You can see that not every figure came entirely out of the mould - they are some small mistakes. Honestly, a part of the regiment consists of old figures, which I repainted .

Colonel´s flag

Regimental flag


  1. Lovely, sir. And the flags are gorgeous indeed.

    As for the few casting flaws, they are in fact obviously the result of enemy fire. I noticed a missing pom-pom which a bullet must have carried away.

    They look very good, sir.

    -- Jeff

  2. That's a very smart looking unit, Monseigneur. I like that you've included some of the Karoliner grenade throwers as well.

    Don't worry about the blog activity. Life has a way of intruding. I started a naval wargaming blog which I have neglected most horribl of late, although I do feel some guilt about it.


  3. Thank you Jeff, you´re comforting me - it´s hard after long-during painting nights to see the complete regiment with some flaws on small places....

    Steve: You´re so right, sometimes life absorbes me into too much projects... so I am happy not to be the only one.. Thanks for your words!