Sunday, 25 September 2016

40mm: Saxe-Jarlsberg Army Review

continued form the previous post .....

The troops have been mustered and they are in their camps; the day has arrived for the grand review of the army..

Two staff officers ride across the parade area ....
Troops assemble in the nearby camp ...
The artillery have moved out early in the morning and deployed.  A gun salute from them signals the start of the march past....
The Herzog, Count Pottensdorf and some staff officers watch as the Garde de Corps and Leib-Grenadier Guard march past ...
They are followed by the rest of the infantry,  the Leib-Regiment and von Behr...
then regiments von Zastrow and Von Imhoff ...
followed by the Converged Grenadier battalion and the Volschen Fusiliers ...
Then a detachment from garrison regiment Hadell and the Jager Corps...
as the troops file past they have been slowly taking up their positions for the ride past inspection ...
The last units march past, the cavalry - Prinz Ludwig Dragoons and the Von Roth Hussars ..
After the march past the Herzog, Count Pottensdorf and the staff officers carry out their ride by inspection ....


After the inpection the Herzog and his generals go for a lunch at the nearby hunting lodge. The Herzog commends Count Pottensdorf for the re-organisation of the army and the fine parade and excellent turnout of the troops.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

A request form the Herzog ...

The Herzog of Sax-Jarlsberg discusses the upcoming army muster with Count Pottensdorf, he has requested a grand review of the army before he observes the planned field manouvers ...
A few miles from the capital a number of large camps are being setup to hold all the troops....

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

40mm: Supply Train for Vanderhof ...

Supply train,  with an escort of dragoons, en route from Ottenheim on the way to Vanderhof ...


General Waldebeck is stocking up his supply magazines in case of further trouble over the Hoflandt with Saxe-Jarlsberg.

[ new items: 3 new wagons for my 40mm collection, originally made for my 17C collection but work well with the 18C bods as well, for outline of they are made see
http://cavalierecw.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/started-working-on-wagons.html
http://cavalierecw.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/finished-working-on-wagons.html
]

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Duchy of Fenwick infantry brigade ...

Duke Maurice continues his inspection tour of the army, dropping in to see some of the troops stationed near the capital ...
[ These two units have had the flag bases replaced with new ones, so 6 figures painted up; these will revert to being British for colonial wars (IR 39, IR60), using the original flag bases. I've two new Fenwick units on the painting table at the moment - another infantry regiment and a jager battalion]

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Duchy of Fenwick artillery ...

Duke Maurice watches a battery of artillery at practice ....
[artillery unit refurbished: uniforms of the crew have been re-painted (hat lace and gaiters) so they are closer to those of the Hanoverian's, in addition I rebased the figures and the limbers/draught horses.]

Friday, 2 September 2016

Duchy of Fenwick infantry regiment ...

Duke Maurice has taken time out of his busy schedule to inspect a re-equipped infantry regiment, this will replace one of the units in the Wittenberg Legion stationed at Gugenstadt.
 [ This is a re-conditioned unit, it was french regiment de Lally.  It now has a uniform that is similar to that of one of regiments of Saxony in the early 1730's, plus new flags in a Saxony style. 

More Duchy of Fenwick units to come as I work through the boxes,  basically red coated cavalry and infantry - in a melange of uniforms Saxony (early 1730s), Britain (so they can have alternate flag bases for colonial use) and Hanover...]


Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A new Blog (for 1900-1939)

I've started a new blog (yes another one !), this one will cover small games in the period 1900-1939, link is...

http://carryonchaps.blogspot.co.uk/

Initially it'll focus on WW1 air wargaming and diversify out to pulp style adventures.