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Gunner who05 Dec 2021 8:00 a.m. PST

A good afternoon to ye all,

being a syw-afficionado, having a complete army – or better armies – of my own, always was a dream of mine. But in which scale? I was looking for a compromise of detail and „paintability" in a reasonable time-frame. My first attempt was Prussian IR No. 1 (Winterfeld) in 6mm.

With the obvious advantages of a small scale as regards gaming-space in mind, it still was not quite what I was looking for. Then I tried 15/18mm…(Prussian CR 1 and 2, DR 1) – very nice miniatures on the market – in this case Old Glory, Blue Moon and Eureka.

I would definitely have walked this path if I hadn´t discovered some Prussians of Old Glory´s syw 10mm „Grand Scale" range, which was exactly what I was looking for. The Infantry comes in strips similar to Baccus, with the effect of densely packed ranks, which I like. Cavalry horse and rider are separate castings. I started with Prussian IR 3 (Anhalt-Dessau) and CR 3 and 5.

With my aim of having Prussian and Austrian armies for Lobositz, I soon realized I needed some support in painting. In fact all the following Austrian troops were painted by the fabulous Kev Rouse. You might know his work from the Pendraken-miniatures page. This is nearly the complete Austrian army for the Lobositz-scenario in the Honours of war-rules – with only the generals and 3 batteries of artillery missing.

Well – still a long way to go with my Prussians, but there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Cheers Fedja

14Bore05 Dec 2021 8:17 a.m. PST

Good luck in your goal, it takes years if your working on it by yourself but the satisfaction is a worthy goal.

Lascaris05 Dec 2021 9:32 a.m. PST

Very nice. I really enjoy the SYW also although I did it in 28mm Front Rank. So far, I have Austrian, Prussian, Russian, British/Hanoverian and am working on some French.

Hal Thinglum Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2021 9:33 a.m. PST

Very nice, indeed!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2021 12:02 p.m. PST

Great work! I have 5 SYW armmies in 28mm – British, French, Austrian, Russian and of course Prussian – the largest is Prussian (9 cavalry regiments, 18 infantry regiments plus batteries) with the others just slightly smaller but then again I have been working on them for about 25 years

Bandolier06 Dec 2021 1:16 p.m. PST

Looks great.
I am committed to 28mm but 10mm is an excellent choice.

codiver07 Dec 2021 9:54 a.m. PST

I had remained strictly a 15mm gamer for years, steadfastly sticking to a matra that by using only one scale for anything from ancients to WWII, I could use all of my accessories and terrain for any of my games.

Then a buddy of mine decided to do 28mm SYW. The figures were gorgeous, and the fact I'm getting older and can actually see them is a big deal too. So now I have 28mm Austrians, Bavarians, Hanoverians and Prussians.

BTW, I hate him a little bit…

Gunner who07 Dec 2021 12:25 p.m. PST

Thank you very much for your kind comments!

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