The models are all Front Rank, Flags from Maverick Models and bases and trays from Warbases!
For a couple of months now I have been painting two SYW armies with the eventual hope of an actual war game. I have to say they have come out better than expected and given me a new and diverse (so they are all white men, mostly with massive moustaches) painting challenge in terms of… Continue reading Seven Years War Battle Report
So I haven’t been taking care of my little blog just recently, but I fully intend to change that. First off you are getting to see some lovely Austrian Dragoons. Why are they lovely, well Front Rank made um and I painted them, and for good measure Jason at Maverick Models made them a lovely… Continue reading Austrian Dragoons
Hey, missed you. Sorry my world has been a bit topsy turvey! But I have been plugging away at the soldiers. But hopefully normal service will resume. I couldn’t resist dong the pink ones, they just look so cool. This puts me at four foot for the Axis. Very excited about doing the cavalry next.… Continue reading Prussian Grenadiers
Finally finished these guys. These leaves two infantry battalions remaining. Hungarian Musketeers and Prussian Grenadiers. I still need to do army shots for Brendan even though he counts this war as Fantasy! I have done two different static grasses but to be honest not sure the lighter one is hitting the spot, semi tempted to… Continue reading Austrian Grenadiers Update
Marching on with the Seven Years War we are moving into what I am hoping is the final stages. Elite infantry are now being added. Austrian Grenadiers are the only ones in the period still carrying grenades, the name marking the troop type out as the biggest and best. These lads have bear skins and… Continue reading Austrian Grenadiers
Alongside project 7 years war we have to have some lovely buildings. Now darling daughter is not planning on becoming my gaming heir but did fancy constructing some buildings so who am I to stand in her way. Besides I loathe building model buildings, in fact I loathe building anything and am happy I mostly… Continue reading Few 18th Century Buildings
This marks the end of the first batch of Seven Year War stuff. The second batch awaits. Though they are a nice colour the samishness of the Prussians is a little dull! Might be Hanoverians next or even the dun dun der, French or British Still really enjoying the project around 200 models in so… Continue reading Prussian Cannons
I was a bit worried about these guys looking drab all in brown but I actually think it works well with everyone else being in white! I’m adding a Russian secret howitzer to the allies side. They like their cannons yellow in the Austria, and now I like them too!
From painting the ElCid armies I learnt a lot about painting horses. John Stallards top tip is to colour spray your horses. Getting the horses done first is makes painting cavalry less of a pain. There is a lot of white on these guys which is hard, but but I think they really pop on… Continue reading Austrian Cuirasses