Thursday, 19 January 2017

Schwerin takes Command

With the battle of Mollwitz in full flow, Field Marshal von Schwerin takes command of the Prussians.
Also a photograph of a few Prussian recruits which arrived this morning. Some Minden Brummers and a battalion of Garrison Grenadiers.
John
 
 

Monday, 16 January 2017

Mollwitz

I have lost count how many photographs I have taken but this must be the most photographed game ever. Loads of close-ups and sufficient distance shots to show the story without having to write  streams of narrative.
General von Romer's cavalry(top of photo) have now attacked the Prussian right.
John
 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Mollwitz without Snow 3

As of this morning I have taken 110 photographs. However, the best so far was edited by AMG member Chris Gregg, snow was added and the photograph totally transformed and looks spectacular. This single photo is how I see the final Mollwitz photographs.
 
Anyway, the two photos on this post are without snow but from the Austrian side of the table.
 
A quick count up of figures earlier today was approximately 1400 without the three Hussar units on the table. So my estimation of 1500 was not that far off.
 
Another reminder, if you have the book pop over to the Forum. Three book owners have joined in the last week. The historical periods covered are mainly 17/18th Century. We are not the biggest Forum, but with no pseudonyms we are all on first name terms which is a more healthy environment.
 
John
 
 
 

Friday, 13 January 2017

Mollwitz without Snow 2

With the exception of 3 squadrons of cavalry and the first battalion of IR15 all the Prussian army required for Mollwitz is on the table. These will come on the table as the game progresses.
I have taken 100's of photographs already, including some snow scenes and early maneovoures from both sides.
From the two photographs you can see that by the inclusion of the vignette specials the marching pose figures look perfect for 18th century engagements....No longer branded....'Old School' ...in my collection. 
Next placing the Austrian army on the table.
If you wish to see more, rather than snippets on this Blog, then pop over to the AMG Forum.
John
 
 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Mollwitz without Snow

Prussians start maneovoures before the battle. Snow will be added to the photos at later date. Over 700 Prussian figures will be placed on the table for this engagement.
John
 
 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Marching Out Advancing In

AWI refurbishment is one of this years priorities. Some of the marching figures are leaving the collection being sold off and replaced by older version figures....advancing poses.
The first two leaving are shown in the first photograph, De Lancey's and the 3rd New Jersey. Both have featured in games covering the Southern theatre, my main interest.
 
The second photo shows the newly prepped De Lancey's. After much consideration and reading I am opting for red coats with green facings. Blue is the norm but for 1779/80 I have put my money on green, believing the blue came later and more likely for the battalion stationed in the north. When we started on the AWI back in the 80's uniform information was scarce, reference materials limited to a few precious books, Mollo, Katcher, Almark, Osprey etc....since then much research has unearthed many questions and reference materials on uniform details....so one of the reasons for revisiting the AWI.
 
The third photo shows the start of prepping the 3rd New Jersey that will be in the red faced blue.
 
John