Sonntag, 19. Januar 2020

French Horse Artillery - Marengo

Frank is still working on his Marengo range. He became slower in the last month, but the result is still high quality.

Now he sent me photos for every position you need for an artillery crew in action.



















Mittwoch, 15. Januar 2020

Maori wars

Last month I worked in my uniform-archive on British infantry uniforms between 1855 and 1873. Wow, this was a challenge with the Mutiny and other colonial wars....

But my interest in the period grow. I remember my friend Donald asking for a range of Maori wars figures. 

In my archive I found these photos, I've safed from Frank's blog. Check the link, there are many other photos on the subject. Also Frank's other posts are very interesting. Ok, it is in Germany, but with a google translator it works in English too. And the photos are good:-)

And here we have a  blue British army...






Samstag, 11. Januar 2020

Polish medieval knights

Darek sent me these photos of 10th/11th century Polish cavalry. I think they resemble other nations too, just a matter of the shield.

That reminds me, I had the Byzantines against Normans in mind for a long time.... This little photo he used as a source.






I think the result is good, what do you think?

Sonntag, 5. Januar 2020

South Wales Borderers museum - Isandlwhana

Another museum I visited was of the 24th foot. Of course many things on show are about the Zulu wars.

There are so many museums left, I haven't seen - I think another trip to the UK this year would be a nice idea.




















Donnerstag, 2. Januar 2020

Battle of Meeanee 1843

yesterday I sat again at my digital archive, sorting British infantry stuff. I found (that is the reason why I sort the stuff) my photos from a visit in the 22nd Ceshire regimental museum in the UK.

The 22nd fought at Meeanee against the Baluchis. In the museum they had this diorama with 30mm figures on display. More about the battle you can read on Wikipedia















I think the Newline range for the Sikh war would be very useful to create this in 1/72:-) Some of the old Jacklex figures could be used for the Sindh warriors