It is early December and there is a whiff of Christmas in the air. Surely there must be several ways that such a whiff can be turned to advantage for the benefit to the hobby …
1898 Miniatures Thirty Years War cavalry
Above: TYWCAV8, Cavalry charging with pistol, buff coat and helmet
After teasing their impending release 1898 Miniatures have released their 28mm Thirty Years War Cavalry. Nine packs each of three cavalry figures giving 27 variations and four Spanish cavalry flags is the result. Excellent. Especially as this is the first batch of releases for the cavalry. The release burb on their Blog …
Our range of 28mm miniatures for the Thirty Years War has incorporated a new series of cavalry that is now available. Equipped with light armour and a wide assortment of weapons including swords, pistols and carbines, this new type of universal horse that evolved during the war was able to perform either the shock tactics of the cuirassier (but at a cheaper price!) and the reconnaissance and support roles of the mounted arquebusiers. This new series of Thirty Years War cavalry miniatures can be used in most of the armies of the period, including the Spanish, and the first batch of releases will include cavalry charging with swords and pistols and equipped with breastplates, buff coats, helmets and soft hats.
Above: TYWCAV3, cavalry charging with sword, breastplate and soft hat
von Peter himself is hoping that the cavalry packs will be available as collections as the infantry packs are available in “Tercio” collections. Enquiries will be made.
Great looking figures. These are in immediate danger of becoming part of the Christmas haul for von Peter himself. The infantry already acquired are in obvious need of the support of their mounted brethren. 👍
Above: von Peter himself does not think that this promotional poster has changed as the one used in the release notice still has the words “soon available!” in the top right corner. Four Spanish cavalry standards are also included in the initial release.
Images care of the 1898 Miniatures website and their Facebook page.
Victrix Bavarian Line Infantry
Victrix Ltd plastic multipose Bavarian Infantry180901815 are available to order. von Peter himself probably has as many Bavarians as he will ever need care of Front Rank Figurines so these are of no interest at Neu Schloss von Peter. But that may not be the case for all of The dear readers. The official blurb …
This set includes 58 highly detailed figures. These figures represent the Bavarian infantry from 1809, when they adopted more of a French style kit instead of the slung backpack and gaiters.
Whats in the box?
The breakdown is as follows: 36 marching figures, 16 firing figures, 4 command, 2 mounted colonels.
58 x Figures
36 x Marching units
16 x Firing units
4 x Command units
2 x Mounted colonels
They header card – especially the back – provides some useful information …
Images care of the Victrix Ltd website. Many thanks. 😇
TooFatLardies Advent Calendar 2021 edition
For those of a Lardy point of view – please see your doctor! 🤣 – the “gentlemen” of that establishment are once again favouring us with their Advent Calendar. Each day of December leading up to Christmas will see the issuance of a short audio clip of learned and hard won words of great insight and wisdom from one of Messrs Clarke, Skinner or Roundwood. Get your 2021 TooFatLardies Advent Calendar here.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself