Wednesday, 15 January 2014

7YW: Stewart's 37th of Foot; or Blogging the Ray Roussel style.


Some time ago I managed to get hold of a fair amount of HäT's new 7YW Prussian infantry sets. These are produced in their MAC format (a set each for Marching, Action and Command figures) and I will use them for re-creating the British contingent present at the Battle for Minden.
So why Minden? Well it's a battle where the Allied army consisted of both British, Hanoverian, Prussian and Hessian troops so a lot of different uniforms which I should be able to depict using these new figures. At the moment I have enough to re-create pretty much all the British Foot and most of the British Horse. This still leaves me some figures to put together some Prussian regiments.  I always knew that I was going to present the regiments, painted for said project, one at a time and have always been pretty charmed by the way Ray over at Don't throw a 1, does this with his historical regiments.
So while I will not be supplying quite as much background information as Ray does, I will provide you a link to the pages of the stupendously good Kronoskaf website which specialises in the 7 Years War.

Without further ado I present you the first regiment I finished Stewart's 37th Regiment of Foot.

Now I suppose the real history buffs out there will be able to point out mistakes I made, the lace on the uniforms is one which I omitted on purpose, but I do not care! And no the musicians uniforms for this regiment were not reversed.

So here it is the first instalment of my Minden project I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Camino" the Black Keys


Uwe said...

Hoi Sander,

that is an interesting idea.

I always liked the SYW and the war of the Austrian succession on the western front.


Pijlie said...


peter said...

You did a great pantjob on these figures Sander! The marching and command sets look ok to me but the action set looks a bit to static to me.
Seeing what you have done with these I'm wondering if they could be used for the AWI? Maybe as redcoats?


Will McNally said...

They've turned out, good luck with an ambitious project

Ray Rousell said...

An excellent job Sander and thanks for the kind words and link back too!!!!

Ray Rousell said...

Oops forgot to mention the figures turned up, they're excellent, hopefully I'll get a lick of paint on them soon! French of course?

Sander said...

Thanks guys!
@Peter: no these would not be good for AWI British: too many differences in the uniforms, you could use them for the German Allies like the Hessians however!

@ Ray:P they're yours so you can paint them anyway you like!

Cheers Sander

peter said...

Thanks I keep that in mind!