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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Graf Rutowsky




Saxonys´ best General, Graf Rutowsky, who warned his Majesty of the Prussian invasion in 1756 and got prepared his troops, is now commanding the 4 cavalry regiments I finished. Unfortunately, he couldn´t convince the command structures to rally and to defend Saxony against Frederick II..
His revival in our armies will correct this historical mistake - he will lead the Saxon cavalry corps.
The miniature is of the fabulous Trident, also the officer beside him (Hessians, AWI range).





22 comments:

  1. Dear Peter. It's amazing how always you manage to post better photos. The figure of Graf Rutowsky is simply superb and the picture where he looks to lead the Saxon cavalry regiments is perfect. Receive, as always, my admiration and congratulations. Greetings from the far south.

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    1. Dear Carlos, it´s always such a pleasure to get your comments with warm and kind words. Thank you so much for your support!
      Peter

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  2. Graf Rutowsky is a very handsome figure! I like especially the final photograph. Saxon uniforms of the 18th century are some of the most pretty.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Dear Stokes, thank you for this kind comment. I agree with the beauty of Saxon uniforms; even if they fell off a little bit after 1743. Before this change, they used all the colors à la mode which gave a splendid look!
      Peter

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  3. Excellent looking figure ! , Tony

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    1. Thank you, Tony - so happy about your comment!
      Peter

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  4. Graf Rutowsky is indeed quite nice but I find the workmanship on his mount really striking.

    Great job!

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    1. That´s true; the figures of Trident take more time to be painted, but they are full of well-done details.
      Thanks!!
      Peter

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    1. Hope, he will be as successful on the battlefield as on his appearance..
      :-)
      Peter

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  6. Trident do make some lovely figures but they are made even better by your painting and photography!

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    1. You are too kind, Ross, thank you very much!
      Peter

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  7. A splendid looking group - beautifully photographed as usual.
    Chris
    http://notjustoldschool.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks, Chris! Taking pictures outside helps always, honestly..
      Peter

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  8. La cavalerie saxonne dans tout sa splendeur! Superbe!

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    1. Merci, Phil - en espérant que les Saxons ne vont pas être coupés en morceaux par le Prusse dans la prochaine bataille...
      A bientôt!
      Peter

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  9. Very impressive. Your work on the Graf's face is spectacular. Normally I don't find eyes painted very well, but you made the eyes look very convincing. Bravo.

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    1. Dear Michael - this are really kind words; thank you so much! The figure is fantastically made, so it isn´t difficult any more to add some little effects like eyes. Happy to have you here!
      Peter

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  10. Those Trident figures are my favorite 40mm figures. They are going to add SYW figures soon.

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    1. Thank you for this good news, Alter Fritz! I wait with impatience for an extended range at Trident. Especially cavalry is missed. But I have also a painting queue currently...
      Peter

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