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crogge175710 Jun 2018 1:40 a.m. PST

Dear all,

I have added an article of our recent Lauffeld refight with lots of nice pics & some comments. Enjoy if you like.
It was the biggest battle I ever played with my 30mm flats. I loved it.


clibinarium10 Jun 2018 3:14 a.m. PST

Just gorgeous. I'm giving serious thought to SYW flats, though from the front view rather than the side.

18CTEXAN10 Jun 2018 5:44 a.m. PST

EXCELLENT AAR! And the figures are absolutely beautiful! W.A.S. is actually my favorite period, but there is so little documentation available in U.S. …. at least in Texas. I hope you fight a lot more of the W.A.S. battles.

Again, fantastic painting, staging, research, and execution!
Cheers from Texas!

Garde de Paris10 Jun 2018 6:52 a.m. PST

Please tell us about the 3-dimensional French unit in picture 9 with the colours of dark blue in all 4 cantons. No crowns, so not La Couronne.

Also, what figure maker did them.

In the third from last photo, the is a Prussian-looking unit with a buff flag, with a lion in the center. What nationality might that be? The lion arrangement would suggest Hanoverians, but the had red uniforms.

Truly marvelous units, painting, field, houses, table. I am thoroughly convinced NEVER to try flats, but enjoy just looking at your work.


Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 10:04 a.m. PST

Your battles are always beautiful to behold.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2018 10:19 a.m. PST


AICUSV10 Jun 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

Love your blog, I've been following your postings for years now. If I may, I have a question about your Brunswicker's flags. I know where you got your pattern, as you stated it on one of the postings. But how did arrive at the choice for the field color for the company flags? Friedrich Schirmer simply states that the field was the facing color, Leibregiment red, von Zastrow yellow, von Imhoff white and von Behr red. Your painting shows them as Leibregiment blue, von Zastrow yellow, von Imhoff green and von Behr red. If you base it off of Kronoskaf's reconstructions of the Prussian patterns it would be Leibregiment blue, von Zastrow black, von Imhoff green and von Behr red.
Most of my Brunswicker are carrying colors based upon Schirmer's description (I made them before I saw your posting) – I'm now thinking of replacing them.

GdeP – we use to game in flats – remember BW's Naps? I tried painting flats – once. My Dad had painted a large group of them for Minden.

crogge175711 Jun 2018 12:45 a.m. PST

@ GdeP,
The 3-d miniatures stand is regt Auvergne. My friend who painted them believes they are from Warlords – but isn't entirely sure.
The buff flag is really white. It's supposed to be the flag of one of the Dutch Foot Guards battalions.

My information on the Brunswick flag derive from an article in the German periodical Zeitschrift für Heereskunde 2009 by Ortenburg. Its not complete, hence, I had to speculate somewhat.

AICUSV11 Jun 2018 9:32 a.m. PST

Thank You – Is the Lieb Standard the Monogram on both sides or the same as the company just white field? I like the pattern you used – it looks good.

(Leftee)12 Jun 2018 5:19 p.m. PST

Vin blanc sur la table. Parfait!
The cannons are not flats except in limbered state?

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