Here is my WIP for March so far - 4 units of Prussian SYW Cavalry and a battery of artillery made as a single-based unit for games like "Eagles Cheaper than Brain Cells" SYW edition, 1 Hour Wargames, Commands and Colors Tricorne (whenever the SYW version comes out) and a few other games like Honours of War, and maybe even Black Powder tried with single-based unit stands.
|Prussian Cuirassiers! I think he was a bit too generous with the glue and sand - our horses legs are mired!
So far for March I've painted 2 units of Prussian Dragoons (22 total riders and mounts) and 2 units of Prussian Cuirassiers (22 total riders and mounts). I also painted up a Prussian battery of guns amounting to 8 figures and 2 guns.
|Seydlitz would be proud!
Can't have Prussian cavalry without their dragoons, either! Some of my favorite units of the SYW period! I know the Prussian cavalry hats are all solid black but I felt like the hats were so small they needed the extra detail with the white "tape" or trim as I call it. It just makes them stand out that much more! Not sorry!
|2 units of Prussian dragoons!
And finally, Frederick himself said "Artillery lends dignity to what would otherwise be a vulgar brawl" and so here are the Prussian guns:
|Such a cool pic! I love the muddy boots and mud on the wheels of the gun carriage! These men are only 10mm tall!
This brings my total Prussian units in the 10mm SYW army up to 9! I only need to paint the Generals and 2 units of Grenadiers or Fusiliers and my first "wave" of Prussians will be done. The Austrians have 2 x Regiments on the table now and I'm hoping to pick up some German Grenadiers at Cold Wars this weekend. For the Austrians I need to paint a bunch more units including Cuirassiers, Artillery, and lots more infantry. Progress is slow, but it's still progress! Stay tuned! Here are some gratuitous shots of my Americans and SS fighting now...
I was fiddling around with some different WWII rules and I came up with a wonderful, more abstracted version of the Neil Thomas WWII rules from Wargaming: An Introduction where an entire stand is a squad with an organic LMG. Most of the other rules from W:AI are unchanged and I really had forgotten what a great game those rules deliver. You will be seeing more of that on my table soon!
|The war is this way, son!
|The guys on the other side of the hedgerow...