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

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Russian Messenger and officer

This summer we plan with my nephew Anselm a big summer battle again - finally he will travel from US to Europe and we can meet for the annual wargame day at our home!
For our wargame,  we developed our own rulebook. To make a chain of orders from CinC to the regimental officer more realistic, we would like to introduce messengers. They are faster then normal cavalry in the movement and use a higher range to reach also the farest regiment on the field. But: they have to bring every new order of the CinC - that takes time and reduces the speed of orders.

We will try that in our battle to see how it works.
Here is a Russian messenger from Matthias-Manske-Zinnfiguren, placed o drop shaped base.




 And this is a wonderful officer of the Trident range (a French of the FIW), painted as Russian officer.
Also his drummer is originally a French.



8 comments:

  1. Wonderful vignettes.
    The FIW French painted as Russians works well. The uniform looks correct for the period.
    Regards
    John

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    1. Thank you, John! The French are easier to convert, only the drummer is maybe not so original. But trident figures are marvelous.
      Peter

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  2. Quelle ambiance, quelles magnifiques photos et figurines...Exceptionnel!

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    1. Tu exagères, Phil, mais tu me fais heureux!!
      Peter

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  3. Those Trident figures look very nice. I've been doing the same thing in my SYW Russian army - using French Officers as Russian officers.

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    1. That´s a good news, if you do the same with the French! Thank you very much for your comment, always appreciated!
      Peter

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    1. Thanks, Ray. Same to your blog! It´s great!
      Peter

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