Freitag, 29. September 2017

Daniel Stegmann's old Waterloo Diorama

When I came back to the hobby nearly 25 years ago one of the first guys I found in the hobby was Daniel Stegmann from Hamburg.

For me with nearly no figures his collection to see was breathtaking. Daniel was - as most collectors these days were - focused on the battle of Waterloo.

On my first visit to Hamburg I made these photos from his collection. He had a small room and in the middle a plate where he put his units on.

Not really formations, but for sure impressing.

Donnerstag, 21. September 2017

The next set for my Turkish napoleonic army

Yesterday was the day of mails. After the painted Bavarians I got a mail from Ingo who sculpted the next sets of Ottomans for me.

This time it is the Delhis (light cavalry).

And here the masters


Bavarian infantry in the French revolution

This morning my friend Michael from Austria surprised me with paintings of my own Rumford-Bavarians. A great paintjob with light infantry skirmisher and the infantry advancing behind.

Maybe next will be the French infantry advancing against them? :-)

Montag, 18. September 2017

Roman army in winter

This is a diorama made by my hobbyfriends Thomas and Patrick and it is on display at the museum in Hannoversch Münden.

A very unusual subject, but I liked this (and the other Roman dioramas) very much.

Mittwoch, 13. September 2017

New German Landsquenets

These new figures were sculpted by my hobbyfriend Yvan. With all the 16th century figures comming out from Mars I thought it is time to go into this period too.

First siege of Vienna, Sacco die Roma, Battle of Pavia 1525 etc. etc.

Sonntag, 10. September 2017

More info on an Ottoman army of the Napoleonic period

While being busy painting more Ottomans and Ingo promising me to finish the cavalry sets now I had the luck to get a collection of Military Illustrated magazines, the issues I missed in my collection.

In one of them was an article about the first Ottoman regulars. Exactly the figures Ingo sculpted for me:-)

I thought this might be interesting for you too,

In the meantime I am a step further which what my friend would call my interest in obscure subjects:-)

I finished reading Allan Mallisons novel "On his majesty's service" from the adventures of Matthew Hervey.
In this novel he serves with the Russian army against the Turks in the Russo-Turkish war of 1826-28.
Another interesting subject so to say:-)

I would recomment this to you. More action than in most other books from this series.

Sonntag, 3. September 2017

New late 15th century Arquebusiers from Frank Ziegler

Frank wanted to expand his range of the Gewalthaufen and so today he sent photos of his latest masters. As several sets of late 15th century hit the market in the last year I am happy to have some Burgundian enemies for them. Also they are useful for the war of the Roses.

Here the text from Frank:

The Gewalthaufen gets its fire support with twelve arquebusiers. They are moving rather freely with their handguns, everyone is busy with loading and aiming.
There's no reglement with Handguns in this age, the 15th cent. We can assume that they were in combat like Tiailleurs or they fought from a stronghold position.

I sculpted their gear as a little bag and a gun powder vessel, hanging with straps over the shoulder.
Analogical to their comrades of the pikeblock I did the jacket over the armour. My suggestion is, that the jacket could be seen as a livreè jacket in an uniform pattern, like the unified standard with the logistics of the handguns, with consistent measurements, they must have had.

For their protection they wear sallets and warhats with breastplates and chainmails. At their side they have a long knife or a kind of swiss epee.

These troopers could be a company of a rather big german, swiss, or burgundian/flemish city state/polity, or the entourage of a big wealthy noble, which was able to provide not only badges, hooded collars, caps, or the colour for helmets, but stylish jackets.

Here a find from Pinterest - I think from an article in the Military Illustrated magazine. And I like the photo of the Reenactor:-)