Troops from the newly inherited province of Zinzendorf have been assigned to join General Waldebeck's army in the south. The first to arrive is a company of artillery and a howitzer.
Uniform is not historical, I liked the colour combo of yellow ochre, red with black facings. Howitzer is from the Matthias Manke Toy Soldier range with wheels replaced with Lego plastic ones, crew is Sash & Sabre with Front Rank heads.
I was given one of these (but in red), a Matchbox Brewrs Dray. More 1/76 size (20/25mm) but still has potential for conversion.
I removed the barrel load and sign, lowered the seat; gave the driver a tricorne head and repainted. Added a load to represent something covered over (masking tape wrapped round part of the barrel load).
Don't start too many projects I say to myself frequently. So in true fashion ignoring my own advice I started up looking at a new wargame period - Romans V Celts/Gauls
- see http://romansgohome.blogspot.com/
Which is also listed on the my other wargames blog roll.
A blog documenting the encounters between the armies of the imaginary nations of the Kingdom of Wittenberg and the Kingdom of Monrovia and their allies. My inspiration being drawn from 'Charge or How to Play Wargames' by Young & Lawford and 'The Wargame' by Charles Grant.