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Wellington Man06 Jul 2019 12:58 a.m. PST

The Lutzowers go forth:


Best regards

JimDuncanUK06 Jul 2019 1:08 a.m. PST


Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian06 Jul 2019 8:57 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Oberlindes Sol LIC06 Jul 2019 10:16 a.m. PST

Shouldn't it be die Kriegspielers? Nominative plural of the masculine definite article and all that.

rmaker06 Jul 2019 10:59 a.m. PST

Well, the company name was Der Kriegspielers, and since the owner was Duke Seifried, who spoke fluent German, I, for one, am not inclined to quibble.

Wellington Man06 Jul 2019 12:27 p.m. PST

Ooops, I forgot the link:

Salutations Oberlindes. Yes, I'd heard it was dodgy from a German-language perspective, but it is what the company was called as rmaker says.


Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 5:45 p.m. PST






Wellington Man06 Jul 2019 5:51 p.m. PST

Those are awesome, Nashville!

Personal logo Nashville Supporting Member of TMP06 Jul 2019 6:50 p.m. PST

are not mine.. belong to a friend … I just played the game and took some photos/.

Oberlindes Sol LIC06 Jul 2019 7:39 p.m. PST

I looked up the declension of Spieler, player. Der can be nominative singular, der Kriegspieler, or genetive plural, der Spieler. The only terminal "s" for Spieler is, as expected, genetive singular.

My brother lives in Germany and is married to and knows many overeducated native speakers. I'll ask him in my next email.

photocrinch07 Jul 2019 4:19 p.m. PST

We need to work on convincing the Lutzowers to travel across the water to Nashville (with their general of course)! It was Wellington Man's brilliant painting and blog that inspired my attempt at imitation.

On the other hand, traveling to New Zealand is on my bucket list, just may take ten years to save enough for the ticket!

Marc at work08 Jul 2019 5:15 a.m. PST

What I find interesting (to me) is how my eye soon moves past the shiny and gloss green bases, and gets absorbed by the mass of troops and the game.

I have a vague feeling that I may have been wasting my time and effort for a number of years, and stuck with the "traditional" look… :-)

photocrinch08 Jul 2019 7:45 a.m. PST

Wellington Man's blog is what did the very same thing to me "Marc at work". I always thought the shiny toy soldier look was something to be avoided, but in truth I have found it very appealing. Of course both styles have their place, but Napoleonics in the old style just seem to suit the glossy look.

von Schwartz08 Jul 2019 6:48 p.m. PST

What figures are these? I don't recall ever seeing them this side of the pond. It looks like fun!!

photocrinch08 Jul 2019 8:07 p.m. PST

Von Schwartz, Most of these, both on Wellington man's latest blog post, and from the pictures Nashville shared, are Der Kriegspielers, which are actually inspired by (and in some cases blatantly copied from) the Hinton Hunt originals back in the 70s I believe. They are all getting hard to come by now, but fortunately there are other 1/72 lines available.

Wellington Man08 Jul 2019 10:26 p.m. PST

Thank you for your comments (and the language lessons), everyone, and to Nashville for the stunning additional photos. I'll have to take you up on that offer one day, Photocrinch. You're always welcome in NZ.

Best regards

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP12 Jul 2019 9:30 a.m. PST

Nice work!!

von Schwartz12 Jul 2019 3:16 p.m. PST

My only criticism is I'm not a fan of the gloss coat but I suppose a quick squirt of Dull Coat would do the trick.

Now I'll just sit back and wait for the hate mail… (smile)

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