Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Wittenland Army Corps Chevaux-Legers

The King has made a short journey outside the capital to review the cavalry of the Wittenland army corps; consisting of the Prinz Albrecht and Graf Bruhl chevaux-legers regiments which have recently been brought back up to full strength.

The regiments trot out, with Prinz Albrecht taking the lead .....
 The king rides forward to carry out a closer inspection .....

[FIGS: New: Prinz Albrecht regiment - using Hinchcliffe austrian dragoon officers and prussian cuirsassier figures; Refurbished: Graf Bruhl consisting of Front Rank prussian dragoons. Both regiments painted in Duchy of Saxony uniforms].

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Trouble in the Hoflandt - mini campaign report (40mm)

I've extracted a series of posts from a while back to show the last small campaign and resulting battle for the Hoflandt- using my 40mm collection.

The mini-campaign report is here, in PDF format, follow the link

 Trouble in the Hoflandt - the Battle of Ziegenfeldt

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Wittebberg - Leib-Grenadier Garde on parade


The Leib-Grenadier Garde show off their new uniforms in an impromptu parade for the King and some of the court, in the parkland to the front of the palace.

The guards march in led by the drummers and fifers of the guard band....

 The guards form up into line ...

 The King and the Field Marshal make a closer inspection .....
[ new guards battalion: mounted officer from Jacdaw range and the Guards are Staddens from Tradition of London]

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Some more furniture for the palace ....

I've made up a couple more items for the palace, a pair of side tables and a four poster bed.


These were made mostly out of plasticard and plus some some round sprue and oddments from my 'offcuts box'.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Some furniture for the palace ....

I've made up some furniture for the palace over the weekend; I've sourced a bed, mirror, dressing table, two chairs, tallboy and wardrobe from Petite Properties 1/48 range - these are bit fiddly to assemble but work fine with 28mm/30mm fig; shown below .....
 Also got out the plastic 1/48 furniture I already had already and did a quick comparison - good match selection shown below
the plastic sets are manufactured by Aztec Minaitures (one place you can buy from is here). Will be painting up the new furniture and also the plastic sets stuff as well.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Wittenberg - Plan of Palace, grounds and gardens

The King has commissioned a folio of designs for the palace grounds and gardens, the overview page is presented here for your perusal. The new plan shows the retention of some of the formal gardens and existing lake with new landscaping in the english style...

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Wittenberg Palace - Exterior Improvements

The King arrived back from inspecting the uhlans at Faustenburg and found that the works to enhance the front elevation of the palace had been completed...
The King enjoyed a small concert from the massed guards band before dinner ....
[some decorative stonework has been added to improve the look of the palace - for its original plain look see earlier post. The changes were done using some carefully cut sections from Metcalfe OO/HO paving; I've also updated the banner picture at the top of the blog page]