We are a group of Enthusiasts from all over the world, mostly Germany, who create historical battles in scale 1:72.
As we do this since more than 10 years we thought it is time for our own blog.
Being a historical enthusiast I wanted to fulfill my dream of producing my own figures in this scale too. So I started working with several sculptors to produce exotic figures in 1:72 which I fear nobody else would bring on the market.
While being busy painting more Ottomans and Ingo promising me to finish the cavalry sets now I had the luck to get a collection of Military Illustrated magazines, the issues I missed in my collection.
In one of them was an article about the first Ottoman regulars. Exactly the figures Ingo sculpted for me:-)
I thought this might be interesting for you too,
In the meantime I am a step further which what my friend would call my interest in obscure subjects:-)
I finished reading Allan Mallisons novel "On his majesty's service" from the adventures of Matthew Hervey.
In this novel he serves with the Russian army against the Turks in the Russo-Turkish war of 1826-28.
Another interesting subject so to say:-)
I would recomment this to you. More action than in most other books from this series.
Frank wanted to expand his range of the Gewalthaufen and so today he sent photos of his latest masters. As several sets of late 15th century hit the market in the last year I am happy to have some Burgundian enemies for them. Also they are useful for the war of the Roses.
Here the text from Frank:
The Gewalthaufen gets its fire support with twelve arquebusiers. They are moving rather freely with their handguns, everyone is busy with loading and aiming.
There's no reglement with Handguns in this age, the 15th cent. We can assume that they were in combat like Tiailleurs or they fought from a stronghold position.
I sculpted their gear as a little bag and a gun powder vessel, hanging with straps over the shoulder.
Analogical to their comrades of the pikeblock I did the jacket over the armour. My suggestion is, that the jacket could be seen as a livreè jacket in an uniform pattern, like the unified standard with the logistics of the handguns, with consistent measurements, they must have had.
For their protection they wear sallets and warhats with breastplates and chainmails. At their side they have a long knife or a kind of swiss epee.
These troopers could be a company of a rather big german, swiss, or burgundian/flemish city state/polity, or the entourage of a big wealthy noble, which was able to provide not only badges, hooded collars, caps, or the colour for helmets, but stylish jackets.
Here a find from Pinterest - I think from an article in the Military Illustrated magazine. And I like the photo of the Reenactor:-)
For 2018 and the rest of 2017 Pieter wants to focus himself on the Spanish army of 1808/09.
We already have the first sets of artillery and cavalry in the shop. But last year we focused to complete the Portuguese and start with the first British sets.
Last week we got the photos of the latest masters from Massimo. For me as a fan of regular formations they come as a shock. But I must admit, they have their flair of a last stand. And maybe sometimes in 1808 with the Spanish loosing one battle after another the guards had this job...