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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Manske-Grenadiers harassing Peipp-Girls






















What an ugly scene we have to see here, so early in the morning somewhere in Eastern Prussia. Russian Horse Grenadiers of the "Leibdragoner-Regiment" pursue the young lady with her stepmother,  not far from their farm!
I bought recently some Peipp-figures from their Middle Ages serie to check if their 40mm scale could be suitable with our 40mm miniatures. It works quite well; Peipp figures have a seize of exactly 40mm, our Manske-figures (and Sash&Saber, Prince August) measure 42-43mm.

The Horse Grenadiers are the first of the Tsar´s Regiment "Leibdragoner" I will complete in the next weeks. Although they didn´t participate at the SYW, I like their uniforms with this kind of a certain "grandeur".



























It takes a good end, as you can see.....

...the Grenadiers pass the site.



8 comments:

  1. I do like this work, unusual, great pictures, and a very nice little story...congrats, a fantastic idea and, I repeat, a great work on the photos!
    Best,
    Phil.

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    1. Merci Phil, tu es trop gentil! En comparison avec ton oeuvre magnifique je me sens petit... Mais j´estime beaucoup tes commentaires - merci!
      Peter

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    2. C'était vraiment sincère, je crois que je vais être un fan de ton blog! Merci d'avoir mis un lien à ton visage, à bientôt,
      Phil.
      Es war wirklich aufrichtig, ich glaube, ich werde ein Fan von Ihrem Blog sein! Vielen Dank für die Anbringung eines Links auf Ihr Gesicht...
      Phil.

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  2. Good job the ladies are fast runners - horse grenadiers are lovely

    -- Allan

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  3. Great vignettes, Monseigneur. I had completely forgotten that Peipp did some 40mm, good use of their figures here

    I really wish that Peipp had done all their BIG 45mm in 40mm instead. I like the 45mm 7YW Prussians, the earlier WSS era figures and the civilians, but there's little else which can be matched with this "in between" scale that they chose.

    Regards,
    Steve

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    1. Dear Steve, I also hoped that Peipp would produce their figures an idea smaller. As I saw on your blog, you already tried out some scales and figures for comparison - same to me. I ordered a general on horse in 45mm, but he measures r.a. 50mm from feet to head - unfortunately.
      Regards,
      Peter

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  4. Peter,

    Yes, and speaking of Peipp, I really like the 40mm Amazons. It would be nice to figure out a purpose for them.

    Regards,
    Steve

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