Thursday, 24 October 2013

Khurasan Miniatures WSS French (18mm)

My photos don't do justice to these great new figures sculpted by Aussie Mike Broadbent - they are heroic 15s or 18mils but they have the detail of 25mms - definitely worth painting - (he also made Eureka's 18mm SYW range) command codes are particularly characterful which is something you don't expect in a small scale like this. The fusiliers have a belly box and flask making them ideal for the later Marlburian battles. 
Conclusion - recommended!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wild Geese by Thomas Payton

I am really impressed by this work by US-based artist Thomas Payton. It depicts the charge of the Regiment of Clare, Irish Brigade in the service of France, against the British Guards at the Battle of Fontenoy, 11 May 1745. The Irish Brigade suffered some 500 casualties on the day while capturing 15 cannon, a colour of the Coldstream Guards was taken, and the attack of the Irish compelled the British Guards to retire.

Monday, 21 October 2013

War of Austrian Succession 20mm

This unit in 20mm caught my eye - not sure who produces them though. See more. 
My vague plan is to use the Redbox 1/72 Government troops but who does French?

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Battle of Lauffeldt

War of Austrian Succession

This war started today in 1740. Wiki here.
Often overlooked in favour of the SYW this war is like the cross between Marlborough's era and the era of Frederick the Great. Images from the 1742 Clothing book.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Battle of Hochkirch 1758

German: Der Überfall bei Hochkirch am 14. Oktober 1758
Date circa 1759/60

Seven Years War reenactment at Terezin

The Czech SYW scene is captured on these photos from last weekend. It's a colourful scene with Hussars, Grenzers (pic) and all manner of SYW types.

Friday, 4 October 2013

Great Northern War figures

Preview for the League of Augsburg by the excellent Clibinarium. What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Petite Guerre

If you are interested in the SYW but don't famcy painting lines and lines of troops maybe try the warfare on the fringes - Petite Guerre - the war of outposts.
  It's one of the unique factors of the SYW is that there were lots of units formed for the war away from the main army. Usually these formations were clothed differently than the main army and they would often be led by people with a colourful past and often populated by foreigners. The world of Freikorps and Chasseurs, of picquet companies and hussars and Grenzers awaits you.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Gmundener Prachtwerk

 I have been interested for a short while on the SYW army of Hanover (Hannover) who fought as allies of the Prussians alongside the British and Hessians. I am not sure if anyone does figures for them. Anyway the  "Gmundener Prachtwerk" is the best place to start an interest in the Hanoverians alongside Reid/Embleton's Osprey Frederick the Great's Allies. Wiki
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