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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Russian General Staff "Oberkommando"



In the serie of making command structures for all armies, today Russia got a new vignette, containing general, staff officer, standards and a "Trommelbursche" or "Barabanshik", an example of the oftenly seen trend, using adolescent drummer boys as decorative "accessories" in the armies of the 18. century.


Fortunately, the gorgeous Irregular Miniatures produce such a figure, out of the Marlburian range, and now placed between the standards and the officers (Manske Zinnfiguren).













As you can see, I tried to give them a "supra-flag", an outstanding motive for the whole army, which is in difference to the regimental flags. So, I found in russian sources examples of an original zaristic flag of the 18. century:

the original flag

It shows the Russian eagle on orange-yellow background. After this, it was easy to build my own flag with a black eagle in the center on the broad, yellow rectangle. On the backside the emblem of the Russian monarchy with the coat-of-arms of all bigger cities. Having flags twice or more, it gives a better visual effect. So, 2 standard bearers were placed, just for outlining the impressive color.

my own interpretation
Mr. general got one of the marvelous heads of Trident.


My little helper at the set. The upset princess Elsa is my daughter..


15 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Michael - I like the particular Russian color mix of dark green with orange! Nice to to have you here!
      Peter

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  2. Agreed! Great looking vignette. Nice children too. My own son isn't quite old enough to help with Dad's solders yet, but maybe after he turns 5? He is already very interested in them. Especially the horses.

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    1. That´s a good base with your son! I also love to war-game with my children - always funny! Thanks for writing!!
      Peter

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  3. An excellent set of photos as always - however your little helpers look less than impressed ! ,Tony

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    1. That´s true, Tony - it was already time to go inside for dinner - so my daughter wash´t happy at all...
      Thank you Tony, always so glad to have you here!
      Peter

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  4. Magnifiques couleurs et non moins magnifiques photos!

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    1. Très heureux te recevoir tes mots, Phil - chaque fois en plus! Merci beaucoup!!
      Peter

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  5. Beautiful photos! Magnificent flags! and your daughter, who have the same name as my mother, is truly a lovely little girl. Best regards from the far south, Carlos

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    1. Thank you Carlos, my friend! so glad to read your words! Greetings to your mom with the beautiful name!
      Peter

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  6. Beautifully vibrant colours and excellent photos, as always, thank you
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks Chris, you are a master in coloring and composition - so I am more than proud about your words!
      Peter

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  7. Hallo Peter, bitte schreibe mir doch mal eine email, damit ich den Kontakt zwischen dir und Frank wegen der Modellieranfrage herstellen kann. ...Viele Grüße, Sascha

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  8. Ich wollte schon immer wissen wie Du diese Hintergründe hin bekommst. Klasse gemacht. Sind der Rest Module?

    Gruß
    Uwe

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    1. Uwe, ich halte grundsätzlich einen weissen Karton als Horizont, damit möglichst wenig Element im Hintergrund zu sehen sind. Den Rest mache ich dann mit Überblendung in der Bildbearbeitung am PC. Ich nehme aber meistens sehr viel Kontrast raus aus dem Bild - dann wirkt es natürlicher. LG!!
      Peter

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