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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Das Lager von Pirna 1756

Ths scenery should be a component of the Saxon defense strategy in 1745 (Kesselsdorf) and also in 1756 (Pirna), when the army withdraws of the Prussian invasion. So, I did a vignette showing a supply scene with hastily placed and stacked boxes, sacks and barrels with provisions for the upcoming besiege of the Prussian superiority.
It´s a vignette of 30x20 cm containing the outstanding barricade sets of Stronghold-Terrain, a set normally for 30mm dark age figures, but easily matching to our scale. The privates are hold in red Saxon uniforms of the supply troops and are composed of artillerists by Irregular Miniatures, Manske Zinnfiguren, Sash and Saber and, the officer, of Trident.

But it were not Saxony, if the supply has not some other surprises...


The officer is of the Adelige Kadettenkorps with their splendid red coats with white facings.
They hurry all!
The vignette has a backside..
Now, we understand, what is meant by totale supply in Saxony....  not for nothing, Saxony is well-known for the most beautiful girls in Germany... This daughters of joy are called Freudenmaedchen ("filles de joie"), indeed a really open welcome to the indenting troops... in every aspect...

One of the lads tried both: the Saxon Schwarzbeer AND the girl...

Here, I wanted to give a historical, serious aspect to the scenery and added the silhouette of the fortress Koenigstein in the background 
I still have the focus on the fortress, as you can see... They are miniatures of the fabulous El Viejo Dragon from Spain.

The wagon of the daughters is self-made, hold a little bit in the style of an early Canestoga Wagon.



13 comments:

  1. Encore un superbe travail, les détails sont magnifiques, les "filles de joie" aussi...vraiment excellent!

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    1. C´est juste une une amuse-d´oeil pour la table quand on joue.. merci pour ton commentaire, très ravi!
      Peter

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    1. Oh yes, they were wild times in the 18. century...
      Thanks for writing me!
      Peter

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  3. C'est magnifque - Les belle dames - Oh La la !

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    1. Merci, Allan, très généreux!! Always glad to have you here!
      Peter

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    1. The painting or the girls? :-)
      Peter

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  5. Die Sachsen hatten aber einen guten Service:-)

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    1. Haha, man musste die knappe Zeit nutzen, bevors in Preussische Knechtschaft ging...
      Schön von Dir zu hören, freu mich!
      Peter

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  6. Marvelous as usual! Great camp followers...Bill

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  7. Great models in a marvellously photographed setting and I love the subject matter - well done and thank you
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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  8. I thought the special surprise from Saxony was going to be a porcelain collection! I am wrong again. :(

    Andygamer

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