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Monday, January 9, 2017

28mm Napoleonic French Imperial Guard a Pied charging and Nassau battalion

I saw a lovely image of the Guard Grenadiers charging through the snow at Eylau years ago. I picked these figures to recreate that same look. I am not sure if this is the same image I saw before, but it is similar. I think I saw it originally at the Wargames Holiday Centre.

Here are a battalion of Nassau infantry. I always wanted one.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

28mm Napoleonic British 1st Dragoon Guards

This completes my Napoleonic British Cavalry. I have some for the Peninsula and for Waterloo. These are the 1st Dragoon Guards. The metal is from Elite miniatures. The British had better pay for Dragoon Guards. At times they downgraded regiments in order to save cash. Not good for morale!

28mm Napoleonic Saxon 1806 Line infantry and artillery

Six battalions of early Saxons and a battery of artillery. The metal is from Elite miniatures.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

28mm Napoleonic Spanish Walloon Guard

These are the Spanish Walloon Guard. I love their bell top shakos. They stand out from the rest of the Spanish army.

The metal figures are from the illimitable Doug Mason. These are unique castings.

At the end I have a few Dutchy of Warsaw skirmishers (Elite miniatures).

Monday, December 5, 2016

28mm Napoleonic French Imperial Guard Grenadiers and Chasseurs (Victrix miniatures)

These Victrix figures paint up nicely. They kits are cheap compared to metals. I wonder how many wargamers have been able to realise their dream armies because the plastics companies produced these lovely miniatures?

These are the Chasseurs and Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard. There are four battalions; two of each; one firing and one marching.

Marching Grenadiers

Firing Chasseurs

Marching Chasseurs

Firing Grenadiers

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

30mm War of the Austrian Succession Prussian Wartenberg Hussars (Spencer Smiths)

I am a sucker for a pretty uniform. I think white looks lovely when contrasted with other colours. That is why I chose to paint the Prussian Wartenberg Hussars.
The Kronoskaf web site is a nice resource to research 7YW regiment's uniforms and history. The history of a regiment often spans earlier and later periods. Here are the details of this regiment's history.
The first 5 squadrons of the regiment were raised in 1740 from 2 squadrons contributed by the 1st Hussar and from new recruits under the command of Colonel Friedrich Asmas von Bandemer.
In 1742, the regiment was completed up to 10 squadrons. 
During the War of the Austrian Succession, soon after its creation in 1740, the regiment went into action. On August 1, it was ambushed at Kloster Leubus, suffering heavy casualties. In 1744, it served against the rebels in Upper and Lower Silesia. On November 27, it took part in a skirmish near Plesse where it attacked a force of Austrian cavalry, taking over 200 prisoners. In 1745, at the skirmish of Gross-Strehlitz, it defeated a superior Austrian cavalry force, taking almost 300 prisoners. On September 28 at the skirmish of Oderberg, it overthrew an enemy dragoon regiment and took a standard and over 100 prisoners.