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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Prussia: Oberkommando

Prussias´ Commanders got new staff personnel: This 2 Generals are out of the marvelous range of Frontrank in UK and indeed a great joy to paint. Wonderfully done with details, you can choose between 3 heads for each figure - what a service! They are now in Fredericks duty and  hopefully successful in battles...

This is the full ordonnance with Frederick himself in the centre, assisted by officers and standard bearers (Manske Zinnfiguren).  To give such a vignette with 5 figures a higher importance, I placed two standards on it and gave them a Prussian "national" flag. Unsure if even such a flag was used, the pattern is based on some sources showing the Kurfurstliche Preussische Wappen from the beginning 18. century. The Prussian eagle, crowned and in the center, marks the flag as particular and different from regimental flags. It uses white background and black, little decorations.




Prussian flag, rebuild following several sources.


20 comments:

  1. The Front Rank range has some very nice figures in it , Tony

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    1. Indeed, this is a fine address for 40mm figures - and a joy to paint.
      Thank you, Tony!
      Peter

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  2. Magnifique terrain, d'excellentes photos! Mais surtout, les deux figures de généraux sont super! Je ne connaissais pas ce drapeau. Est-ce un drapeau historique? Tout est joliment présentée, comme toujours. Félicitations! Carlos

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    1. Mon cher Carlos, je suis toujours ravi te lire tes mots! Le drapeau est historique, mais peut-être un petit plus ancien, la fin du 17me siècle, il me semble..
      A bientôt, Peter

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  3. I have forgotten, what scale are these figures? Thanks. Bill

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    1. Yes, 40mm. Thank you, Bill!
      Peter

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  4. 40mm and fantastic. I did not know there was a 'national' flag - first time I have seen it and very pretty it is.
    Nigel

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    1. So appreciated, Nigel - thank you for this words!
      Peter

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  5. Quand la photographie devient un art...mille fois bravo, j'ai pour habitude d'en choisir une et de me dire "celle-ci c'est la meilleure photo"...mais là non, elles sont toutes vraiment extraordinaires, et saisissantes de réalisme. Mention spéciale aux drapeaux, aux visages...et à l'artiste!
    Phil.

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    1. Merci, Phil, pour ces compliments - tu exagères, comme d´habitude, mais je suis flatté, quand-même.....
      Enchanté de t´avoir ici, Peter

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  6. I like those figures. 40mm seems to have some great manufacturers but unfortunately this scale is too big for me though I also have come 40mm British Redcoats from FrontRank.

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    1. I understand you well, Mike, and there were some moments I doubted if 40mm can be continued. But nowadays, I am sure, it´s my scale!!
      Peter

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  7. Beautiful photography as usual Peter, I particularly like the flag.

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    1. Thank you, Chris, for this kind words! I am so glad about that.
      Peter

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  8. Front Rank does have some marvelous 40mm miniatures but it isn't the sculpting or origin of these figures that makes these pictures so wonderful!

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    1. Oh, Ross, you are so charming!! Sometimes I damn myself for not painting accurately figures.....
      So glad about your words, thanks!
      Peter

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  9. You've made good use of the Front Rank AWI generals - they look the part. Like the national prussian flag.

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  10. Always pleasing to view your photography and models. The horse flesh is very realistic, and small details like the monograms on the holsters are impressive.

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  11. Thank you, so well appreciated! I will show more pics soon, reporting the summe battle.
    Peter

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