Sonntag, 23. Oktober 2016

Something from the Peninsular war

Yesterday I got my parcel from Andy with the new figures for the shop. When I wanted to put in the article in the shop I took the photos from the blog and thought the Portuguese look like British?

Ok, seems to have been a busy week. Now you have the real Portuguese on the former post.

Staying with the Peninsular war - in my old photos I scanned I found the diorama I started on Albuera 1811. The campaign of 1811 is in my eyes the most interesting in the war. And at Albuera we have a lot of Spaniards too, so very colorful.

These photos are now nearly 20 years old. I used British infantry in Belgian shako and had just a few metals in Peninsular uniform. The Portuguese are simply painted HAT British light infantry, the British heavy dragoons converted Italeri 1806 Prussian cuirassiers and a few metals. 
French horse artillery in Bardin uniform etc. etc. 

But today we are happy to have most figures available in 1/72. And the ones that are not, we simply make ourselves:-)

 Another mistake - Regiment Irlanda in dark blue....

Guardias Wallonas - Pieter already has them on his list for next years production:-)

Finally the photos from the Royal Fusiliers museum in the Tower in London

Steve has an interesting article on the Spanish uniforms at Albuera at his blog. I do not agree with everything regarding the British supplied uniforms in this period and prefer the more colorful versions in this period his article is a really great one. 

Dienstag, 18. Oktober 2016

Another expansion to our Peninsular war range - Portuguese infantry

We already have one set of marching Portuguese beside the Cazadores, staff and artillery.
Now I thought a firing line would be fine and afterwards the cavalry to round up the range.

Samstag, 15. Oktober 2016

WW1 vignettes from Robert Hall

Robert not only made some nice litte dioramas for the siege of Vienna but also worked on WW1

Taxi to the Marne

Dressing station

Mittwoch, 12. Oktober 2016

New Peninsular British infantry from Massimo

At the moment I have a run with Massimo. After the last bunch of figures now my British infantry in India converted into Peninsular British infantry. Maybe later we can also make them into 1815 uniforms.

Next will be these guys as Portuguese infantry too.

Sonntag, 9. Oktober 2016

A Prussian army on the way to Paris 1870

Here some old photos which I made in the Tin-figure museum in Kulmbach.

As the Franco-Prussian war is still one of my favorites I thought this very interesting.

Mittwoch, 5. Oktober 2016

And here now the complete series of masters for my new sets

Wellingtons Staff in India, Sepoy-Artillery and a Portuguese staff for the Peninsular war.
Now just an Indian Prince on an elephant is missing:-)

The British staff, reconize the 19th Dragoon officer and the mounted one from the Osprey-book Assaye.

The Portuguese staff, made after this painting

And the Sepoy-Artillery.