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

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Prussian Jaegers sneaking up to a village


Vorwärts Jungs, da lang!
The Prussian Jaegerkorps arrived from Matthias-Manske and were painted immediately as a Feldjaeger battalion, having order to charge Austrian Pandours which should be near the village.
The figures are placed separately on small, round vignettes, to be used as a skirmishing unit.
I am inspired by the marvellous rule book "Black Powder", which describes syllabi of how to lead armies, their brigades and units. The authors tell about regular and irregular troops - both of them have different skills in combat actions. This Prussian unit will operate as a free battalion without battle order. It is a new experience following this rule, but first tests on the tabletop went well.
They will be integrated in a combined Brigade.

The picture looks a bit like the Deutsche Wehrmacht advancing in Ukraine 1941, but it is purposeless... it´s just the summertime sadness of East-European landscape all around..























I bought some civilians at Sash&Saber, from their AWI-serie, and I like them very much.
Here two farmers, following the Prussian Jaegers with worried eyes.


10 comments:

  1. Another beautiful time travel, your fields are just amazing!
    Thanks,
    Phil.

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    1. Merci, Phil - une impression d´été en tout cas, chez nous, il y a de la neige partout..

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    1. I was inspired by your last battle report and wanted to have some skirmishing troops!
      Peter

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  3. Jagers looking good; farmers are great - lovely photos

    -- Allan

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  4. Thanks Allan, you´re always so warmly welcome at my blog. I highly estimate your opinion.
    Peter

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  5. Excellent modelling and terrain. Well done my friend! ... Jeff

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    1. Merci, Chasseur - nomen est omen.. Nice to see you here - and thanks for your interesting blog - I like it very much!
      Sincerely
      Monseigneur

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  6. Terrific figures and terrain especially the farmers. My ancestors were farmers from Kunzelsau and I like to imagine they looked like this...
    best wishes
    Alan

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    1. Thank you, Alan; your ancestors should had have a very hard destiny when they emigrated - victims of a common practice at this time: settlements of an estate - so it was no more place to live for the younger generation. A very well known phenomenon in Germany.
      Best wishes
      Monseigneur

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