Thursday, December 27, 2012


Deep in my Reichsarmee trip, I painted some more regiments of the Palatine-Pfalz- contribution to the Reichsarmee. This was an occasion to dig up my Pengel&Hurt booklets an try to sort out a painting guide.

First of all, the newcomers:

Then, a brief introduction to them: the Regiment Effern

rated "mediocre" by Soubise, it was present to all the campaign without distinction, fighting at Korbitz 1759 and Strehla 1760.

The second unit of the lot is the Garde zu Fuss. Only the 2nd battalion was with the Reichsarmee from 1758, the other two garrisoning Mannheim. Moreover, it seems that from 1757 the fur cap was reserved for the grenadier companies, the other wearing tricorne. I choose to represent the unit as a whole regiment with the license of giving fur caps to everybody.

The cavalry unit is the Kurfurstin Leib-Dragoner, in their red attire (it was the Kurfurstin favourite colour, something which appeals to the taste of the Imagi-Nation adepts...). It joined the Reichsarmee in 1758 and was almost fully captured during the Prussian incursion in Franconia of 1759. 

To complete the lot I painted a command base, representing the General-Leutnant Prinz Georg-Wilhelm von Hessen-Darmstadt, commanding the Imperial infantry at Rossbach:

which in the small world of 6mm lead miniatures becomes a 1.5"x1.5" bases with two officers (from Baccus, this time - he is the one on the left):

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thanks Schenk!

A big thank to Schenk, which honored me with this well-accepted award:

The rules:

- Copy and paste the award on your blog, linking it to the blogger who has given it to you. 
- Pass the award to your top five favourite blogs with fewer than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their blog posts to notify them that they have won the award and list them on your own blog.

Among the many blogs which I enjoy to read and follow my choice was, in no particular order, the following:

- Prometheus in Aspic, by MSFoy, a blog which is delightful to read and populated of nice pictures of nice miniatures. 
- Oderint dum Probent, by Gromoboy, a goldmine of informations on some of the most obscure military facts of XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries.
- Castle of Tin, by Corporal_Trim, a recently discovered blog dedicated to "flat". I like flats and I think that who paints them is a true artist! I even have some Louis XIV cavalry which I'll try to paint when I'll learn how to paint shades…-
- My Seven Years War, of the Kronoskaf mate Christian Rogge. The most up-to-date informations on the 7yw artillery. Also some nice flats (see above…) 
- Painting Wargames Figures, by Nigel, because his 28mm are a source of inspiration for my 6mm. Further he re-edited the old Greenwood&Ball booklets on the Prussian and Austrian armies in the SYW which were the very start of my interest in the period.

So bad that I had to choice only five. Indeed all the blogs in my list should deserve a prize, mainly because reading them gives me a relaxed and pleasant pause each time.