Friday, 13 January 2017

From IanW: 15mm Lancashire games SYW Prussian Dragoons (114 Points)



Back with my 15mm Prussians again. This time two regiments of Dragoons. This reinforcement will give me three Dragoon, three Cuirassier and two Hussar regiments. I still have a further three dragoon regiments in hand to paint up. Possibly towards the back end of the challenge.


Regiment 1 von Norman again was part of the army that invaded Saxony and saw quite a bit of action in the battle of Reichenberg where it won it's first tussle with the Austrian cavalry but on becoming disordered from heavy infantry fire were driven back by the now rallied Austrians. Timely intervention by a regiment of Hussars charging the Austrian rear allowed them to retake the advantage but the battle cost them dear.


I originally selected this regiment as the images attached showed a brown lining of the coats but this turned out to be black. Still it worked well enough for me.


My second regiment is Number 5 Markgraf Friendrich von Bayreuth somewhat more colourful with the red lining. This regiment also took part in the battle fighting in the same series of melee's as Norman. Hopefully these regiments in miniature will be able to give as good account of themselves when they get on the table.


The flags are again from Cadogan Hobbies that I have painted the edges of to make them nice and neat. Two regiments each of 14 figures should supply me with 112 points, all of which will be very welcome for one of my side duels. Next up some alternative material 6mm cavalry. 


15mm? What madness is this? Where are the teensy ones this week? 
SYW isn't something I've ever been able to muster much interest in. Yes, that probably makes me a wargames heathen, as I know it's otherwise quite popular. But these Prussian gents look fine in their lined blue coats and tricornes. What's the manufacturer on these? 
Your maths is right, but two bonus points granted for flagging.
Phil 
 

22 comments:

  1. Sorry should have mentioned, these are Lancashire Games. I have not had interest in SYW either but my son picked it for a period we can play together. Some of his will be coming in a few weeks.

    Working on some 6mm Napoleonic's at the moment, should be ready for next week without the rush as the first unit is finished

    Ian

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  2. Nice dragoons Ian :)

    I should have some of their Russian opponents ready for Monday ;)

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    1. Look forward to seeing them

      Ian

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  3. Another brilliant SYW entry mate. Just beautiful!

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  4. Wow, these look just terrific, Ian. I love your groundwork as well (though I find myself trying to read the writing on the paint desk...) :)

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    1. Page is turned around but mostly notes on the ECW stuff from last week

      Ian

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  5. I like these a lot. I second Curt on the excellent basing.

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  6. Lovely bright colours and excellent basing make for a really great looking unit Ian. They must have seemed like giants after all that 6mm :-)

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    1. Painted up a couple of regiments of 6mm cavalry last night but they are much simpler figures

      Ian

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  7. 15mm IS teensy, Phil!

    Very nice work, Ian!

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  8. Well done the bases are ace. I also like the shade of blue used it makes the figures pop

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    1. After looking at lots of images I stepped away from Prussian Blue, nice change lol

      Ian

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  9. Lovely work in a smaller scale. SYW goodness. The basing is excellent.

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  10. Great to see so much SYW this year. These are great looking cavalry Ian - great work on both the figs and the basing. More please!

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    1. Next SYW will be for my son's French army. He needs more infantry, lots more infantry

      Ian

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  11. Not into SYW either but your dragoons in their bright uniforms do look quite dashing I'd say.

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  12. Well done Ian, they look great.

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