Saturday, 29 April 2017

Front Cover

Today, I finished painting and basing my Mollwitz front cover vignette. The piece shows a Prussian dragoon from regiment v. Schulenburg circa 1741, with captured Austrian flag. If we ever publish our take on the Battle of Mollwitz, this piece will certainly be a strong contender for the cover.
The wonderful flag was painted by Mark.
Better photos, loads, on the AMG Forum.
John
 

Friday, 28 April 2017

A Game in Progress

This small Colonial game has been on the table for over a week and remains unfinished. I expect this weekend will see a little playtime.
The photograph shows French colonial troops in the foreground, and British and Loyalists troops in the background.
John
 

Thursday, 27 April 2017

New Mould + Update

I am only one figure away from having enough masters for a New Mould.
 
The sculpts finished are:
 
5 French infantrymen in 1750's uniform
1 French infantry officer
1 French drummer
1 French ensign
1 French dragoon
1 Saxon infantryman
1 Austrian infantryman to go with the latest flags from MA
1 Prussian infantryman for IR 19
Some spare heads/muskets + the set of Polish Wings.
 
I still need to do a new dolly pose.
 
After some weeks delay, John H. is popping round tomorrow to discuss the Mollwitz project. At this stage I am not sure how many photographs will have snow added, certainly not all 250. I have just undercoated the figure that would make a great front cover, hopefully, my painting will stand-up to the visual scrutiny.
John
 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Four hobby theatres continue hand in hand

Yes, progress continues on all fronts:
1. AWI
2. New Spain
3. Europe 1741-1779
4. Russian and Ottoman wars during the 18th century.
 
These days I do not have a favourite. Each takes centre stage at some point during a year. Currently I am focused on French/Swiss for Europe but replacement units for the AWI are currently in motion, with the odd Janissary Orta in the painting queue.
 
Photo 1. AWI Loyalist unit ready for basing
 
 
Photo 2. New Spain...A battalion of the Walloon Guard recently painted
 
Photo 3. The New French
 
 
Photo 4. Ottomans
 
Interest in AMG, the book, seems to have come to an end, with only a couple left it must be considered a success. Thanks to all that have purchased.
John
 
 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Based and Ready for Action

The Jaeger vignette is now based and ready to be called upon by the British in the Americas or the Prussians in Europe.
More vignettes to follow.
John
 
 

Monday, 17 April 2017

Peaceful time in Fulda

What I like about this hobby is that with miniatures they do not always have to be military types. I like equally just setting up a civilian scene.
When I started on the European project some years ago, I based my campaign around Fulda...The reason for the title of the post.
I have now finished all the French masters for the next mould, 8 of them. In addition another Austrian/Saxon/Prussian have been added. Still a couple of spaces left for a dolly or two.
Today started basing a new Jaeger vignette, suitable for the AWI and Europe.
John