Thursday, 21 March 2019

Prince August 40mm Seven Years War

French infantry

This has to be considered as an option if you want to cast your own  The range is pretty comprehensive though no British! Here for more

Tuesday, 19 March 2019


A short film showing how wargames figures designing used to be done, followed by a "How to Wargame" section with Ian Dickie Interesing showing the sculpting technique which seems strange these days. 

Charge!: Or, How to play war games by Brigadier Peter Young Colonel J. P. Lawford

So what rules to use with 1/32 Seven Years War? My thoughts are to use the old Charge! rules. My copy is a black and white reprint but I used to get this from the local library back in the day.  The rules are so simple but workable. You can buy a reprint from Ken Trotman.

  Obviously I am going to have to get creative with regards artillery and cavalry but we will see. Shame that most of the Prince August moulds are 40mm. They do some cavalry in 54mm

Grenadiers, Infantry Regiment "Browne" and an unidentified Infantry Regiment c. 1748 David Morier

I must admit I am looking forward to when HaT industrie release the 1/32 Austrian SYW. Check them out here. 
The Austrians are one of my go-to armies - I have painted them in 15mm (Freikorps 15 and Minifigs) 6mm (Heroics and Ros) and 1/72 (Revell) . Looking forward to doing them in 1/32. See Castles of Tin's painted Prussians
Also see some Prussians painted as Saxons
Austrian Grenadiers in bivouac.
Austrian infantry 1748. Engraving J. Haidt 

Monday, 18 March 2019

1/32 Preobrazhensky Regiment (GNW)

I collect 1/32 plastic figures in a restrained way. When I saw these (there are 5) Technolog 1/32 GNW Russians that are cheap I had to buy them. The company mostly does fantasy and there is a fantasy element to the figures. Find on ebay. Photo by Joe. They also do Pirates

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Happy St Patrick's Day

here's Lally
planche 113 du manuscrit "Troupes du Roi, Infanterie française et étrangère, année 1757, tome I"
Lally at Kronoskaf

Thursday, 14 March 2019

March 14, 1757 - The Execution Of Admiral Byng

"It is considered useful now and again to shoot an admiral, to encourage the others" - Voltaire, "Candide"