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

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Generals, Generals

Generalfeldmarschall Seydlitz mit Flügeladjutant der Kavallerie.

I am so obsessed with reading the fantastic rulebook "Black Powder" and its descriptions of army organisations. They propose for a good wargaming operation different sets of brigades (groups of regiments) with their own brigade generals.
This is the reason why I ordered and painted some figures as generals, giving them different characters and skills (according to the playsheet of "Black Powder").

Above you see General von Seydlitz in his typical field dress, accompanied by a staff officer of the cavalry. The figures are Matthias-Manske miniatures, I dared to change the heads using Frontrank ones - they are unique in expression and detail.

Also the French got a second command staff:

Et voilà les nobles messieurs: The general and his staff officer at the right are Trident miniatures (40mm range of the AWI serie) from the US. Der Alte Fritz recommended me that and it was a good advice. The officer on the horse is a Matthias-Manske miniature, sitting on the new edition of his horse serie.

French seem to have huge balls, isn´t it? :-)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Prussia: Frontrank-Regiment No 25

This is the result of my first order at Frontrank Miniatures in GB. The regiment is composed by the original Hessian AWI 40mm serie and, of course, splendidly suitable to be used as Prussians. My compliments for the accurateness of details and the expressive heads, faces and wigs to the manufacturers. I did the 25th regiment, but, if I am honest, just because of the particular flag colours which I like in particular. I painted the sashs of the standard bearers in golden yellow, because I saw some similar templates at Knoetels Uniformbogen.

A Sash&Saber farmers wife gazing at the soldiers