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Sunday, May 24, 2015

SYW - Prussian Army - Seydlitz hussars - HR No.8

Manufacturer:  Wargames Foundry
Scale:  28mm

Hi again,

today I´m posting a test figure of the red Seydlitz hussars of Frederick the Great´s army.

This regiment fought in the battles of Kolin, Landeshut, Rossbach, Breslau, Leuthen and so on…

If you are interested in the history of this regiment you will like the website of www.kronoskaf.com concerning this unit. http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=Seydlitz_Hussars

After a long time of doing nothing for the hobby at all I would like to take up my brushes again and increase my units on the SevenYearsWar.

As I already have some French and Austrian units ready for action I thought it was time to start with the most famous units of this war and also my favorites - the Prussians.  

Though I don´t like painting horses I´m always fascinated of cavalry units especially the hussars. I love their dolmans and colors of their uniforms and that every unit looks different. So my choice was to paint up a unit of the red Seydlitz hussars first. I want to give the unit a strength of 8 hussars placed on four bases with 40mm in width and 50mm in length so the unit will be compatible with my already done units. 

So, this is my test figure on this regiment. Maybe I´ll just put on a few more highlights. The pelisse is missing but also in work. 



Saturday, May 2, 2015

A short movie shown in school in former times


here is a link to a movie concerning the assault on a medieval town that was made by the brothers Diehl in 1943. It has no sound but it is a spectacular animated movie with medieval figures.

Hope you like it. :)


Monday, January 5, 2015

Our Trip to Bastogne

Hi again,

in my last post concerning the CRISIS 2014 I mentioned that my comrades and me also took a trip to a museum on our way back home from Antwerp.

The museum we visited is the Bastogne War Museum in Belgium (www.bastognewarmuseum.de).
It takes you back to the Battle of the Bulge and it is worth a trip.

You will see very interesting exponates and the films that are shown will make you be a part of the scenery. Most impressive was the film about the fight in the woods. Because of the trees surrounding the audience the viewer has the feeling to be in the woods itself with the fog coming closer to him and the sound and lightning of the grenate impacts is very realistic.

So, if you have the time to take a visit to the museum - just do it. You won´t regret it.