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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Prussia: supply train

 

Dued to professional things, it was not posssible to produce more this month, since my last post..c as life goes its usual way. Today, I finished two Prussian supply wagons from Matthias-Manske, painted in a dark blue with some brown touch. I long time looked for the exact colour of this kind of carriage and found several sources.



Last week I visited then Dresden again and took the opportunity to go to the Military Museum, which is newly opened after renovation. Daniel Libeskind was the architect, but is concept is not convincing.
What I found, was a Prussian wagon in original, system Gribauval, which inspired me for painting the two wagons:

source: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum der Bundeswehr, Dresden; Privataufnahme

source: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum der Bundeswehr, Dresden; Privataufnahme


So I decided this colour mix and printed the covers of the wagons in the computer, including the description, as the Prussians usually did: "Pulver Wagen." and "Grenaden Wagen."






























I detected also some pearls of the 18. century: an original coat of a Prussian officer, wounded by an French grenade at Minden - following the description, he was 26 years old at this time, but survived the SYW after amputation of his left arm.
It is - nonetheless - a really frightening sight and very emotional to see how close this individual destiny appaers - despite the 260 years difference to the happening:

source: Heeresgeschichtliches Museum der Bundeswehr, Dresden; Privataufnahme















19 comments:

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    1. thanks, Mosstrooper - adoring your armies, I think they would match very well also with your battalions!
      Peter

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  2. Yes, and your wagons are fantastic.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. That´s so nice to hear, thank you Herr von Boffke!

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  3. Une nouvelle fois merci de ce plaisir des yeux, c'est un travail encore une fois admirable, les détails sur les wagons sont vraiment impressionnants, et pour moi la deuxième photo est exceptionnelle, j'aime beaucoup, que ce soit au niveau des figurines, de la lumière ou de la pose!
    Phil.

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    1. Merci, Phil! Je teste souvent les décorations pour les figurines pour obtenir plus de l´ombre et une ambience naturelle. C´est toujours un jeu entre quasi-réalité et maquette. Justement pour s´amuser...
      Peter

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  4. superb wagons and lovely photos.

    -- Allan

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    1. Thank you, tidders - I so often hang on your blog admiring your sets - I learn a lot from you!
      Peter

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    1. Thanks, Ross - I am happy to find you also as a 40mm-collector, your figures are splendid!
      Peter

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    1. Thanks Ray, it is still not the level like you do, but I learn from your talent!
      Peter

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  7. These are really beautiful and the whole post is very instructive. I've saved the pictures to try to model one of my own some time. thank you very much.

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    1. If you need more detail informations, just let me know it. Would be a pleasure to see some trains in your sets - they are great!
      Peter

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  8. Í think the wagon in Dresden is not Prussian.
    It is a french gribeuaval Genie wagon
    See the following Link:
    http://schnitzel-miniatures.blogspot.de/search?updated-max=2012-12-28T18:29:00-08:00&max-results=7&start=7&by-date=false

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  9. Thank you for this information - that means, the wagon in Dresden is newer, around 1780?
    That changes my knowledge about that - good to know that.
    Peter

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  10. Yes, please compare with the following plate:

    http://www.photo.rmn.fr/cf/htm/CSearchZ.aspx?o=&Total=160&FP=60961672&E=2K1KTSJKN0B1C&SID=2K1KTSJKN0B1C&New=T&Pic=56&SubE=2C6NU0P7DVG2

    Michael

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    1. Yes, indeed! You are right!! Thank you so much for this interesting map, its a tool wagon, not one for the artillery!
      Peter

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