Saturday 10 September 2011

Württemberg Update


In the last Black Powder Battle report I posted I mentioned I had to use a Württemberg detachment to supplement my French forces.I am actually building a brigade sized force for them of 3 line infantry regiments, each with a stand of grenadiers, and a separate light infantry regiment. The latter is the last to be done since yesterday I finished the last Line Regiment featured here.


What's great is that you can make this 4 regiment brigade from just ONE box of HÄT Württemberg infantry for about €11,- beat that! ;-)

 Cheers Sander

Listening to: :"The Best of John Foggerty"


Sunday 4 September 2011

Feuer! Part II


Today's update brings you an Austrian 7YW infantry regiment. While researching uniforms for the Austrian army I stumbled along the site of which I have mentioned here before. There you can find about any uniform used by most of the major, and even some minor, nations involved in the conflict. There I found out that several regiments were raised in the part of the Austrian Empire called the "Austrian Netherlands" that's most of present day Belgium and the Dutch province of Limburg where I have been born and raised and live now. So logically I am going for some regiments from this detachment.

So I hereby present the Sachsen-Gotha Regiment:

About almost everything on these uniforms is WHITE, I hate painting white... oh well, I guess they turned out pretty well enough. While reading up on the 7YW, quite a lot of comparing with the Napoleonic wars is unavoidable. I was amazed just how large a part of the armies of those days consisted of cavalry, being used to Peninsular British amounts of cavalry. Also tactics seem indeed to have been pretty straight forward. Anyway I am looking forward to the release of the new HäT Prussians in order to paint them as British- and Hanoverian units. Until that time I can just make do with all the Austrians still awaiting paint.

Cheers Sander

Listening to: "Immersion" by Pendulum