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Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP08 May 2022 9:33 p.m. PST

I have returned to the 18th Century with regard to my painting focus (taking a break from 54mm Ancients). I have picked up an old project of building a pair of War of the Austrian Succession (WAS) Austrian and Prussian armies based in three ranks of figures.

The first two rows of figures represent the rank and file soldiers in the battalion. There is also a third row of file closers (officers, NCOs and musicians).

The picture below shows my newest Prussian regiment: IR18 Prinz von Preussen in 1/56 scale, using Fife and Drum Miniatures AWI Hessians in firing line poses, plus some Prussian officers from the Minden Miniatures figure range (both figure ranges are compatible and can be mixed together in units).


Click the link to my blog, Der Alte Fritz Journal, to see more pictures.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP08 May 2022 10:20 p.m. PST

The buildings were made by Ian Weekley and the game mat is from Cigar Box Battle Mats, which I highly recommend.

14Bore09 May 2022 2:00 a.m. PST

Fantastic as always, like your solution for battalion guns.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 4:34 a.m. PST

Very nice! Thanks for sharing

huron725 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 5:28 a.m. PST

Just fantastic looking.

dbf167609 May 2022 8:59 a.m. PST


35thOVI Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 9:47 a.m. PST

Very nice

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 11:25 a.m. PST

I really like the deep stands for firing figures. Your use of the battalion gun certainly sounds reasonable. Even though there will be a large number of figures on the table, the scope of the action will be relatively small, correct?

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP09 May 2022 11:46 a.m. PST

Actually the frontage of the stands, 60mm, is the same as that of my other armies so that shouldn't affect the footprint on the tabletop. I have a 6ft x 12ft game table so I usually plan for 8 battalions and 4 cavalry regiments per side, which allows for some open flank space.

I generally target 12 units when I'm building a new army because that's what fits on my table plus it provides a good mix of infantry and cavalry.

Anything larger would require a longer table. Fortunately I can stage a game at General Pettygree's house, where he has a 6x24 table. Of course, I can also stage smaller games.

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2022 7:11 p.m. PST

Very nice, Jim. I like the the basing.

Badgerlock14 May 2022 11:28 a.m. PST

Great looking regiment! And those Ian Weekley buildings have bags of character.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP14 May 2022 12:08 p.m. PST


von Winterfeldt20 May 2022 6:43 a.m. PST

outstanding, even battalion guns, usually ignored, the Prussians look great.

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