Sunday, January 5, 2014

SYW - A figure able to be used for different armies - Reverend Howard Whitehouse

Manufacturer:  Wargames Foundry
Scale:  28mm


may I introduce Reverend Howard Whitehouse to you?

I´ve decided this figure to be a Notable for Maurice which can be used in different armies. He got his name from the card deck of the ruleset of Maurice.

This is the game card from Maurice and the effects this card has on the game when it´s used.

And here are some more pictures of the figure. Sorry for the bad quality again. My normal camera is out of energy and would take too long to be reloaded. But I wanted to get this figure posted today.
So I decided to take the photos with my iPhone. I hope you´ll enjoy the pics though.

I built the rock using bark from a tree.
If you are interested in how I did that, just search in my blog for three tutorials I posted in 2012 about building rocks out of barks.


Friday, January 3, 2014

SYW - Prussian Infantry Regiment No.1 von Winterfeldt - WIP

Manufacturer:  FrontRank
Scale:  28mm


I´m happy to be able to publish another post within two days. 
So my good headers at least worked for three days. ;)

Though it´s only a single figure and not a whole unit (a test figure just to check the colors)  I decided to post this figure.
It will be the first one of a Prussian unit for "Maurice".
I bought a couple of 28 figures at CRISIS in Antwerp in November 2013 that have already been layered with primer.
If they hadn´t been already primed I would not have tried to get this figure painted as I want to finish other units first.

My stocks for a Prussian Army are quite good. 
I think I could raise about ten infantry units, six artillery pieces, two units of Cuirassiers, two or three units of hussars and a unit of Dragoons von Kleist.
The problem is the painting. :)

As I told in my last post I want to finish other units for my French and Austrian armies of the SYW first. 
I will do so, but I also will do some other figures in between just to get some variety on my painting desk.

The soldier belongs to the 1st Infantry Regiment, called von Winterfeldt from 1756-1758.
It was raised in 1615 and during the SevenYearsWar it fought at Prague, Rossbach, Leuthen, Liegnitz and Torgau.
It belonged to the Guards until 1713 when it lost its status. 

During the SYW it showed average performance but it kept its reputation for it was the oldest regiment of the Prussian Army.
The King Frederic the Great also has been a friend of its owner von Winterfeldt.

In 1806 it has been destroyed being a part of the Corps of Blücher.

If you would like to get further information just take a look at the sites of Kronoskaf:

Hope you enjoy the photos. ;)


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year - and my first post for 2014

SYW - French Aide de camp

Manufacturer:  FrontRank
Scale:  28mm


"Happy New Year" and all the best for all my friends, followers and all of their families.
I hope you all had a lot of  fun last night and also that alcohol doesn´t cause too much headaches and pain today.

Following my good headers for 2014 I´m doing my first post on the first day of the new year.
In 2013 my ambitions to wargaming and painting lied fallow a bit and I surely disappointed some of my good  fellows and comrades, but resisting the circumstances I hope to do better this year concerning our hobby.

So what I want to do in 2014 is to increase my numbers of units for Maurice. 
There are too many units started on my painting desk and as always I don´t have endurance to keep on a certain unit till it´s finished.

Here is a list of units that are already finished:

The French:

1st bat.   Infantry Rgt. Rouergue
1st bat.   Infantry Rgt. LaSarre
2nd bat.  Infantry Rgt. LaSarre
2 pcs.     French Artillery

The Austrians:

1st bat.   Infantry Rgt. Freikorps Loudon
2nd bat.  Infantry Rgt. Freikorps Loudon
1st bat.   Infantry Rgt. Wied-Runkel
2nd bat.  Infantry Rgt. Wied-Runkel
1 unit     Border Infantry Rgt. Karlstädter Lykaner
1st sqd.   Nadasdy Hussards
1 piece    Austrian Artillery
1 piece    Austrian Command

That´s not to be called a finished army.
And it´s a real shame that I didn´t manage to end up a single unit in 2013 for the last unit I was able to get ready on the wargaming table is the Austrian Border Infantry that I painted up in December 2012.
And my stock of figures got higher while visiting Tactica in Hamburg in February and CRISIS in Antwerp in November 2013.

Here is another list of units I would like to do within the next two or three months.

The French:

1st sqd.    Dragoons Apchon    
(there are only three riders left to do to finish a unit of eight men)
2nd bat.   Infantry Rgt. Rouergue
1 piece     French Command

The Austrians:

1 piece     Austrian Artillery

Not too much to be done within this amount of time you might think, but for me it would be a great progress compared to the performance I did in 2013.

So - whining is enough.
Here is my first figure for 2014 - a start for 2014 is set and done.

This figure is an Aide de camp for my French Army for "Maurice". 
It can be used as Notable which are a part of the extented rules of "Maurice".
The figure itself is from FrontRank, the manufacturer who has a great share of my miniatures of SYW. I like the style Alec Brown did on these figures very much.

The photographs are not too good but also not too bad. 
The light is not perfect but I didn´t take the pictures in my common place there I have two lights and so exposures would have been much better.

So - I´m hoping to be able to do another post very soon.

Stay clean and wealthy ;)