Tuesday 19 September 2023

More for Bismarck’s Wars

 A couple of random items were finished today. I seem to have quite a few odd and ends for the War of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian War littering the painting desk so more may well emerge over the next few weeks.

First up is a little FPW scene with a French officer politely asking two Prussian officers the way to the POW camp. The Prussians are Perrys and the Frenchman is actually from Tiger miniatures’ Balkan Wars range.

Another unit to add to my Prussian 2nd Reserve Corps for the Campaign on the River Main in 1866. These are the Hamburg Dragoons. Of course they never saw any action to my knowledge but are quite resplendent in their green uniforms. These are old Foundry figures painted for me by mate Barry. I just based them and found a suitable flag.

Like my other odd 1866 units these will perhaps be best used in a sort of fictional Schleswig-Holstein or Ruritanian-type campaign I have buzzing around in my head.