Monday, 24 September 2018

Thundering Hooves

The Prussian cavalry appear lead by Duke Friedrich Eugen v. Wurttemberg.
John

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Riechenberg Underway

The Prussian infantry have now 'marched' onto the table. The Dragoons and Hussars will follow shortly.
The engagement will have slightly over a 1100 figures.
The terrain is minimal for playability, certainly not of demonstration standard but good enough for solo.
I am very much indebted to Charles S. Grant for his help bringing this historical engagement to the table. 
More photos on the forum.
John
 
 
 
 

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Von Zieten

In my last post I mentioned that my sculpt of von Zieten had arrived back from DJ.
 
I based him up on Thursday but thought it more fitting to take photographs today.  DJ brushwork brings this figure to life with such vibrant colours.
 
I am most pleased with how Zieten turned out both in style of sculpt and the finished article. Probably not the Best Zieten ever made but it will do me fine.
However, I am being swayed by DJ that the Colonel Puttkamer figure is the best personality he painted in this last batch.. DJ mentioned on the forum it was a figure he nearly kept.
 
Next week the Reichenberg engagement will be started but I will still keep my hand in with the Milliput as I have a couple of other personalities I wish to make.
John
 
 
 

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Durlach Arrives

Yesterday the last figures arrived for Reichenberg.
The personalities include, Duke Friedrich Eugen v Wurttemberg, Colonel Puttkamer, General Zieten etc....
I am now basing to get them on the table.
John
 

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

The Austrians Await

I have now dressed the table for the Reichenberg engagement.
 
The regiment Durlach arrives today, so I will start basing the regiment. In addition the extra personalities for the game. Zieten will be in the box, but that is for another day.
 
The photograph shows as much of the Austrian positions as my camera lens will permit. I have taken loads of photographs, but I do not wish to overload Blogger world.
John
 
 

Monday, 17 September 2018

The Reichenberg build up

Bevern concentrates all his field artillery, and fires upon the Austrian defences.
 
Prinz Heinrich fusiliers cross one of the bridges over the Berzdorfer Stream. They will protect the rest of the army as they cross.
Plenty more photographs of the early phase of the engagement on the 18th century discussion forum.
John