The main reason that von Peter himself brings to The dear readers this post is to be found as the last item below. But that by itself would be but a paltry offering therefore two visions of Prussians of the Seven Years War (SYW) variety are offered up as filler.
The images are from 2007 and show von Peter’s other Prussians deployed ready for battle against some long forgotten foe. That foe is most likely not the SYW Austrians of von Peter himself because a couple of Austrian command stands are deputising as Prussian commanders! Old Fritz would be turning in his grave!!
The SYW project was started not long after von Peter himself completed his university years. So quite a while back. We won’t dwell on how far back! 😃 At the time Military Miniatures – based in Auckland, New Zealand and since morphed into Battlefront – had a licence to cast Front Rank figures. This included the Front Rank SYW range and the easy availablity and relatively good pricing may have played into the thinking of von Peter himself to ‘do’ the SYW. Who now knows?! Two main armies were collected – the Prussians and Austrians. Later a few units of Hanoverians and French were added to the SYW collection.
The basing aesthetics are from a scheme long since abandoned and the units look a little skimpy at 12 figures a unit. Many of the flags were drawn by that clever Alan Hollows with a small number from GMB Designs for those units added long after the initial rush of collecting was over. The figures are Front Rank Figurines.
- 9/10 von Mollendorf Grenadier Battalion (top picture in the second line with the yellow on their mitres)
- 19/25 von Ramin Grenadier Battalion (top picture)
Commentary: the grenadier battalions are constituted of the grenadiers from 2 seperate Infantry Regiments. Thus half of each battalion wears the uniform of their parent regiment which includes the unique regimental mitre (tall grenadier head gear with metal front plate, coloured rear and pompom).
- 1/9 Jung-Kleist Infantry Regiment (bottom picture, flag has a pink cross on a white backgound)
- 2/9 Jung-Kleist Infantry Regiment (top picture, flag has a pink cross on a green background)
- 1/10 Pannwitz Infantry Regiment (bottom picture with a white flag)
- 2/10 Pannwitz Infantry Regiment (top picture with a blue flag)
- 1/19 Markgraf Karl Infantry Regiment (bottom picture with a red Maltese Cross on a white background flag)
- 2/19 Markgraf Karl Infantry Regiment (bottom picture with a white Maltese Cross on a red background flag)
- 1/42 Markgraf Heinrich Fusilier Regiment (bottom picture with a mostly white with some orange flag)
- 2/42 Markgraf Heinrich Fusilier Regiment (bottom picture with a mostly orange with some white flag)
- Kleist Freicorps (top picture in green uniforms skirmishing)
- 7th Driesen Kuirassier Regiment (first line)
- 4th Katte Dragoon Regiment (second line)
- 7th Gelbe (Yellow) (Malachowski) Hussar Regiment (third line)
Commentary: each regiment is present on both wings.
There is something gentlemanly about mid Eighteenth Century warfare that was lost with the vulgarity of Napoleonic warfare and the mass conscription that fed it. And there is something very pleasing with the simpler SYW uniforms that could still differ significantly from line regiment to line regiment. von Peter himself seems to have a particular taste for horse and musket gaming so it would be a brave man who would bet against these troops once again marching across the table top.
General d’Armee: more videos
The TheTooFatLardies have released four more videos to support their – under the guise of Reisswitz Press – soon to be released Napoleonic rules General d’Armee. Once again the introductory wording has been stolen from the mouths of the TooFatLardies.
Here Game Designer Dave Brown talks about movement and how that is handled in General d’Armee …
General d’Armee author and game designer Dave Brown talks about Firing in this video as he continues his stroll through the game sequence …
In the seventh video in this series, Dave Brown talks about melee in General d’Armee …
In the final video in this series, Dave Brown and his minder play a game of GDA ..
This completes the current release of videos for General d’Armee. And just in time too as the rules are now officially released and available for purchase.
Until we meet again …
von Peter himself