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

Monday, January 19, 2015

The "Teufelsmauer"

Teufelsmauer as model....
This post shows just a short intermezzo between painting amounts of cavalry horses and troopers for Saxony... Changing the scale of brushes, cuts and dimensions, I decided to build some terrain elements for the tabletop. First piece is the impressing "Teufelsmauer", the "Devil´s wall", which exists in reality. It is simply a geological fault, but in middle-age, Germans believed in satanic work - only he could build such strange formation in the flat landscape of Saxony-Anhalt. The wall is near Quedlinburg and it´s quite sure, that at least the Prussians passed this area.
The silhouette is also an often used background for medieval horror movies like "Black Death", if somebody knows it.
Our Teufelsmauer is now 1 meter long and r.a. 40cm wide, so it will be a monumental obstacle in wargames; difficult to transverse and long-during to surround!

... and in reality. source: http://www.geodienst.de/harz.htm

The "mouth" of the Teufelsmauer. Build in rigid foam, the painting does the rest...
Good obstacle on the tabletop
First test with Prussian Jaegers




The location of this strange phenomenon. Source: http://www.ausflugsziele-harz.de/ausflugsziele-sehenswertes/wandern-biken/teufelsmauer-stieg.htm






















A wonderful picture of Friedrich Maier. See his blog: http://friedrichmaier.de/?p=17004











17 comments:

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    1. Merci, Phil - il faut faire la preuve en jouant si ca marche ou est trop. On verra. A bientôt!!
      Peter

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  2. Beautifully executed terrain piece - impressive in size too!

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    1. We will prove it in the next game in february - hope it is not too big!!
      Thanks for your comment!
      Peter

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  3. Very cool - that is some spooky terrain perfectly rendered to scale.

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    1. Indeed, it is spooky - I will visit the place soon. It must be fabulous.
      Thank you for writing me!
      Peter

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  4. A true wonder of nature and ... wargame! Congratulations from the far south ...

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  5. Thank you Carlos, always very glad to have you here!
    Peter

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  6. Peter. What a wonderfully imaginative idea, so well executed and photographed and your blogs are educational too, thank you so much for the inspiration....maybe one day I will model Cheddar Gorge in nearby Somerset for my Imagi-Nation armies to battle through!
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Dear Chris, such a pleasure to get your message! It is really touching how you express your point of view. The Cheddar Gorge is impressive and majestic, wonderful place which I didn´t know before!
      Peter

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  7. A superbly created gaming feature.

    Like my trench system, somewhat redundant after a couple of showings.

    John

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