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

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Prussian Hussars HR3

Prussia gets a new squadron of Hussars, this time the HR3 with their beautiful blue-and-white-combination. They are hunting Croates; here, on the picture, in Saxony-Anhalt, just near the famous "Teufelsmauer" (click to see the former post) ....
As skirmish unit, they are able to operate free and without strictly being disciplined - would be a nice view, when they are galloping together with the 4 other squadrons, each of them in individual color..
The figures are of Matthias-Manske-range.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Very ugly scenery in a Prussian village


Oh, what a terrible scenery in this Prussian village, where Russian marauders are plundering and harassing the young women behind Prussian lines!! Fortunately, a small unit of Prussian Jaegers with an elegant officer are approaching to rescue them....  The Prussian officer is quite elegant (Trident FIW range) and by origin a French (this explains his elegance..). He has no mercy..
The figures are mixed of Matthias-Maske, Trident and El Viejo Dragon.
Sorry for the x-rated pictures...

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.

The blog goes on! ... with Saxon officer

Sorry for the long, too long pause in this blog...  I wasn't´t able to produce any miniature and I regret it. Now, just with the first sun rises over Bavaria announcing the spring, the table is full with figures in the queue ready to be painted...
Today, I present you the wonderful figure of Trident, painted as Saxon officer. I put him on a higher base to outline his exceptional pose.