18th Century Wargaming - the ongoing saga of the conflicts between Wittenberg and neighbouring countries..
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Wittenberg - Palace Gate Sentries
Currently on duty are some grenadiers from the Garde Suisses. A trial paint of some sample Austrian figs from Irregular Miniatures. The uniform is that of Garde Suisses from the Duchy of Saxony in the early 1740's, but I decided on Austrian style grenadier headgear.
A blog documenting the encounters between the armies of the imaginary nations of the Kingdom of Wittenberg and its neighbours (including 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.
I have a number of other period interests for wargaming (from ancients to WW2), these have their own blogs, see below.
They look quite good with abearskin!ReplyDelete
Hi there Allan,ReplyDelete
I agree! Very nice figures. I've been thinking along almost the same lines and will try my hand at putting together one of those single-man guard "shelters" that sentries often stood in. These little houses are painted with those neat chevrons on the outside -- much like an illustration in one of the three Osprey titles on Frederick the Great's army.
Sentry Boxes sound like a great idea!!!ReplyDelete
Yes Stokes is right some Sentry Boxes would look great, I'll have to make some tooReplyDelete