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

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Russia: Charkowski Hussars finished and rebased

My yellow hussars from the Russian army are already a couple of years old and almost packaged in dark boxes, hidden from daylight... They are figures from a - in fact - beautiful edition of Prince August, not completely threedimensional, but okay in the details. I painted them 8 years ago and now, I renovated them and placed them on new vignettes -  3 figures on each platform 7x8cm.

The "joltii gusari", called yellow hussars were located in the north-eastern Ukraine and changed their dolmans r.a. in 1760-62 into the black ones. I preferred this uniforms, but also because I am really a great fan of the Ukraine. 
Look at the banner; there is written "S NAMI BOG" - "god with us"-  and is a banner of the 16. cent. - but till now I couldn´t ever find any sources about the russian hussar flags. I chosed a religious one, inspirated by the orthodox iconic painting.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saxony: Mortar Lafettenwagen

This is the second project of a Lafettenwagen, carrying a 16pds-mortar; actually for Saxony´s artillery. The limber is taken by an old NMZ-set, also the horses and riders. The Lafettenwagen is built in Polystirol and mounted on two wheels of Matthias-Manske-Edition.
I am not sure what kind of vignette I can create for placing this set. The whole ensemble has a length of r.a. 25 cm, so placing them on a rectangular vignette will be beautiful when standing in a vitrine, but for wargaming it could be to big and slow. Maybe I will place just the horses on a vignette - I still don´t know.