Some more miscellaneous news items for the betterment of The dear readers. We start with the picture …
Above: Continuing the Russian cavalry theme of the last post von Peter himself is pleased to present the celebrated Russian St. Petersburg Dragoon Regiment. In 1813 they were brigaded with the Elizabethgrad Hussar Regiment – here seen in support in the distance -in the brigade of Generalmajor Manteufel.
Wargames Foundry Russian Dragoons sculpted by the Perrys. Pigments applied by Greater Queeg.
And FYI the command stand to be seen between the two regiments is not Generalmajor Manteufel but rather some passing cossack commander.
Click for a larger and much clearer view.
General d’Armee Rules breaks cover
David Brown has provided a view of the cover for his forthcoming Napoleonic General d’Armee rules. von Peter himself is not sure that he approves of French dragoons flaunting a captured Prussian standard circa 1806 as the cover picture but he’ll magnanimously let it go this time! 😊
Publication is set down for April 2017, ie. this month.
And please excuse the pun in the heading! 😀
Of a Grossdeutschland nature
A slight deviation resultant of researching the previous General d’Armee item. General d’Armee is to be published by Reisswitz Press – the part of the TheTooFatLardies conglomerate which publishes rules not written by the TooFatLardies themselves. One of the TooFatLardies successful rules is the WWII platoon sized Chain of Command for which TooFatLardies have published several Pint Sized Campaign scenario books.
Just published is the Pint Sized Campaign Storming the Citadel – Grossdeutschland Attack at Kursk.
This Pint Sized Campaign for Chain of Command is the first covering the attack of PanzerGrenadier Division Grossdeutschland at Kursk.
So it appears there will be at least one more Pint Sized Campaign charting PanzerGrenadier Division Grossdeutschland’s experiences at Kursk.
So why does von Peter himself mention it here? Partly because if he was ever to model an elite WWII German formation then something from PanzerGrenadier Division Grossdeutschland would probably be it. A large part of the reason for this is due to the book The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer who recounts his experiences on the Eastern Front much of it as part of Grossdeutschland. A recommended if somewhat sobering read of a German soldiers experiences on the Eastern Front in WWII. There is / was some controversy around the book but this does not detract from a riveting read. Recommended.
Above: the latest edition of The Forgotten Soldier has a different cover to von Peter’s current edition* and is now illustrated.
* von Peter himself has bought the book twice as he lent out his first … and it never came back … sob!
Spotted on the Wargame News and Terrain website …
Fireforge Games: Possible Plastic Byzantine or Goth Infantry
Fireforge Games previewed this sneak peek picture of their next release. Rumors are that these are plastic Byzantine or Goth Infantry, we can only hope!
If they are Byzantines and depending on which Byzantines they are time wise this news may over excite a certain Garage Gaming Terry. von Peter himself awaits with interest! 🤡
Flickering explosion / fire markers
In an effort to bring a little bit of high tech life to their gaming tables Garage Gaming Terry and von Peter himself have jointly procured some Flickering Explosion Markers from Annie at Bad Squiddo Games. These are just flickering electric tea lights with some fluffy material stuff coloured and glued on top. There are several ‘how to’ guides on creating these on the ‘webs but for £2.00 each when you buy between five and nineteen of them why bother? Time is money and time is also exceedingly precious.
Watch the promotional video for moving images of the markers at work …
There is some suspicion that some of von Peters terrain items will be suffering from fires in the nearish future!
The painting desk – Aprils’ Fool Day 2017
As an April Fools’ Day treat von Peter himself will now reveal what he currently has on his painting desk. From front to back, left to right we have …
- the first two stands of the Saxon 1/Prinz Frederich August Infantry Regiment. These are completed but are here for reference as the rest of the battalion painfully makes it’s way to the front
- two Austrian twelve pounder cannon. These are being readied for when their crew marches in from their ‘training’ with Nigel Fun-nel
- two Prussian limber horses. All undercoated in white and waiting for some horsey pigments
- a Napoleonic civilian. She is complete and needs to be based … which has a raised an issue. von Peter himself has plenty of bases of all sizes for various armies periods etc. They tend to be of square / rectangular shape and too large for this single figure. A round base would seem a better choice. Hmmm.
- A mounted officer and four figures for the Saxon 1/Prinz Frederich August Infantry Regiment. They are coming along nicely
- three Prussian mounted Feldjaegers. One was to be painted as the start of a Prussian command stand – von Peter himself is well short of proper Prussian command stands. Then von Peter himself thought that if he was painting one then he may as well paint one of the two Feldjaegers that he has in stock to be single ADC type figures for the Prussians. And then von Peter himself thought that if he was painting two then he may as well paint all three of the Feldjaegers that are in his immediate future. So three mounted Feldjaegers sit on dummy horses for painting purposes. They are undercoated in black.
- eight horse making their way through an oil painting regime. They are destined for a variety of uses …
- a Bavarian ADC to be part of the Bavarian CinC command stand. The ADC himself sits in the white tissue at the right of the picture
- an Austrian Adjutant to be used singly as an ADC figure
- as part of the Austrian grenadier command stand
- an Austrian General of Cavalry to be part of the Austrian CinC command stand
- the mounted Saxon officer for 1/Prinz Frederich August Infantry Regiment
- the Prussian Feldjaeger to be singly based
- a Saxon ADC as part of a Saxon command stand
- the Prussian Feldjaeger as part of a Prussian command stand.
And for the record the Austrian battery hiding at the bottom of the picture is being used as reference for the Austrian 12 pdrs.
The good news is that some painting etc is being actioned on most nights. Huzzah! 😀
Oh, and click the picture for a larger and clearer image.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself