Snippets #8

Oh – von Peter himself had such plans for this post. A completed Saxon battalion or perhaps at a stretch even some Polish troops. But such day dream plannings have all come to nought. So we’ll just have to go with what we have. On with it then …

New History Bookman E-Book

The History Book Man has been hard at work again and The Army of Hannover and The King’s German Legion 1793-1815 has now joined the ranks of available E-Books for the princely sum of £4.50. Outrageous value for money!  😃

The associated blurb goes something along the lines of …

THE ARMY OF HANOVER & THE KING’S GERMAN LEGION 1793-1815

Originally published in 1984, as The Troops of Hanover, Brunswick and the K.G.L 1807-1815 and combined a number of other small booklets and pamphlets from earlier years. The volume had only a very brief run, the single printed edition going out of print very quickly and has only recently been revised, expanded to include the era of the French Revolutionary Wars, and brought up to date with a wealth of new material which it was not possible to include in the original paperback edition. This new edition produced as an e-book, has been totally revised and it is now illustrated with a new set of colour artwork by the author plus many illustrations which are drawn from the works of established or contemporary artists.

322 pages

Available on DVD-ROM or as a Digital Download.

 

Plastic 28mm SYW French … perhaps

The Seven Years War in Europe is a favoured period of von Peter himselfEbor Miniatures have an interesting kick starter – ebor miniatures 28mm Seven Years War French Infantry. The Kickstarter blurb goes something like …

The aim of this project is to manufacture a box of high quality 28mm hard plastic miniatures for the French Infantry of the seven years war.

The box will contain 30 marching musketeer figures in two slightly different poses, two officers, two officer ensigns a drummer and NCO.

It will also contain heads for grenadiers in bearskin bonnets and Tricorn’s with moustached faces to create marching Grenadier figures.

To achieve this I have employed a world class designer in Matt Bickley who has worked for numerous companies to create top quality plastic miniatures over many years.

Also I have agreed with the world leading plastic miniatures manufacturer Renedra that they will manufacture the kit.

The expertise of both Renedra and Matt are second to none and it was their agreement to help me create this kit that convinced me to go ahead with this project..

In an ideal world I would have the resources to create this kit using my own finance but as a one man company I don’t have the resources so I decided to try and finance the kit through Kickstarter.

There are four pictures available of a green …

von Peter himself is not a follower of Kickstarter but a quick review reveals that the prospects for this project are sadly not looking that flash. The Kickstarter looks like it commenced around the 15 May 2018. The goal is £40,000. As of 28 May 2018 – in New Zealand – £1,895 had been pledged with the closing date being the 14 June 2018. There’s still a lot of money to raise and at the current rate … … … Lets just say a sudden rush of investment appears to be required. A shame.

 

vonpeterhimself.com news

A good part of the reason that there is no completed Saxon battalion to reveal in this post is that von Peter himself has been seduced enjoying updating his vonpeterhimself.com website. Partly this has been motivated by the realisation that the remorseless advance of technology may soon make access to the source of the original von Peter himself combined website & blog difficult at the very least. If any articles are to be resuscitated and recycled then the resuscitating and recycling had better get a move on. And partly von Peter himself has enjoyed tinkering with the website. Of course it wont last. von Peter himself will make use of the spurt of enthusiasm and enjoyment while it lasts.

Recent additions have included a Napoleonic battle memoire – the Battle of Biburg – that was played way WAY back in August 2007. Ah – there’s nothing quite like looking back at games through the rose tinted spectacles that memories provide. The Military Obstacles area has been formally opened with a couple of entries … that may yet be amalgamated into one. And a few more links have been added.

Also profuse thanks are due to Burkhard of dhc wargames blog for basically allowing the pirating of his blog post that informs the reader of the changes that have been wrought on the understanding of Napoleonic Russian infantry uniforms … even if it does raise questions on how the Napoleonic Russian infantry of von Peter himself have been pigmented! This information can be found as a link on the Napoleonic Russian page … which is accessed from the Army Inspections page. Or you could just click on Revisions to Vislovatov’s Russian Infantry Uniforms and go straight there.

 

Enough.

Until we meet again …

Salute
von Peter himself

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2 thoughts on “Snippets #8

  1. I cannot help but feel that people are beginnig to be kickstartered out. The Ebor figure looks quite promising and it is something that I would buy potentially, BUT, they need to have a range that It will join so that buyers can see that this is part of a range containing Horse, Foot, Guns and Staff. I have been buying small quantities of Tsuba Russo Japanese. Lovely figures but I think nearly 6 years on we still await the Russian Cavalry, (Admittedly promised for this year) In the meantime the range owner has launched at least 3 other ranges and has produced some vignettes that might have waited until there was a viable force. For the future I shall not commit to range unless it is already viable for a game.

    • Hello Graham

      Well met.

      I can’t say that I’ve ever caught the Kickstarter bug. Perhaps I’m just too conservative! There certainly seems no end of Kickstarter projects coming & going. Some fulfilled, some delayed, some crashing and burning with angry subscribers. But then I tend to stay away from 5 minute game systems that seem to proliferate on Kickstarter. These are bought, played and then replaced by the next 5 minute game system. Rinse and repeat. Not really my thing.

      I feel your pain regarding incomplete ranges. Each of my armies tends to be collected from a single manufacturer as I am fairly fussy about the compatibility of various ranges. So I don’t even like mixing and matching manufacturers to compensate for incomplete ranges.

      Regarding the plastic French Seven Years War infantry – my SYW efforts are Prussia vs. Austria focussed** so plastic French Infantry are not of a great deal of interest. If it was of interest it would be nice to see how the figures compare to the figures in other SYW ranges. Also any indication of where the new range might go … assuming there is a new range and these aren’t a one off.

      ** Ok I may have weakened at one stage and collected a few French & Hanoverian SYW units but that was an aberration in a moment of weakness!

      Salute
      von Peter himself

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