Category Archives: 15mm Figures

‘Hannover Siegt, Der Franzmann Liegt’ (Part 7: Hessen-Cassel Troops)

As mentioned last month, I’m currently undertaking a massive expansion of my French, Saxon and ‘Western Allied’ (i.e. Great Britain, Hanover, Hessen-Cassel, Brunswick & Schaumburg-Lippe) armies for the Seven Years War.  The long-term objective is to refight the larger battles … Continue reading

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‘Hannover Siegt, Der Franzmann Liegt’: My 15mm SYW Hanoverian & German Allied Army (Part 6 – The Légion Britannique (continued))

Last time, in Part 5 of this series, I looked at the formation of the Légion Britannique, which was a ‘free corps’ raised by Hanover in 1759 at British expense, given a French name, fighting against France under the British … Continue reading

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‘Hannover Siegt, Der Franzmann Liegt’: My 15mm SYW Hanoverian & German Allied Army (Part 5 – The Légion Britannique)

As discussed last time, I’m presently in the process of filling out my French, Prussian, Hanoverian and British SYW armies with light troops, which were increasingly a feature of European armies during this period.  This week it’s the turn of … Continue reading

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Reinforcements for King Louis! (Part 4: Artillery & Volunteers)

With the Reichsarmee finally finished, I’m still sticking with the Seven Years War for the moment, but now moving back to the Western Theatre and the expansion of my embryonic French and Hanoverian-Allied armies.  I started painting those armies in … Continue reading

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‘All The Emperor’s Men’ (Part 11): Reichsarmee on Parade!

The long and winding road has finally reached its destination!  As discussed in Part 10 of this series, my Reichsarmee is now FINISHED! 🙂  As the first unit was painted in or around 1997, it took me around 25 years, … Continue reading

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‘All The Emperor’s Men’ (Part 10): The Very Last Reichsarmee Units!

Well all good things (and tedious blog articles) must come to an end… I’ve finally painted my last unit for the Reichsarmee.  I will post a Grand Imperial Parade in Part 11, showing the Reichsarmee as a whole and the … Continue reading

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‘All The Emperor’s Men’ (Part 9): Yet More Reichsarmee Units!

Good news!  It’s time for more Reichsarmee units! 🙂 Upper Rhine District (Oberrheinischen Kreis) The Imperial Circle of the Upper Rhine was one of the weakest contingents in the Reichsarmee, having only the ‘Hessen-Darmstädt’ (‘Prinz Georg’) Infantry Regiment (1 bn), … Continue reading

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‘All The Emperor’s Men’ (Part 8): More Reichsarmee Units

In the unlikely event that there is still someone reading this who isn’t now sick to the back teeth of all things Reichsarmee, here are some more painted units! 😀  Rest assured that they’re all finished now and it’ll soon … Continue reading

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“Rogues! Do You Want To Stay In The Toolbox Forever?!” (Part 9: Prussian Hussars)

This weekend we’re going to be refighting the Combat of Strehla, as per the scenario I posted last time.  The rules to be used, will of course be Tricorn.  I’ve finally got all the required Reichsarmee units finished, as well … Continue reading

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‘All The Emperor’s Men’ (Part 7): More Imperial Auxiliary Regiments

Two years ago in Part 1 of this series, I profiled some auxiliary units from the Holy Roman Empire that were either raised under contract to serve with the Austrian Army or in the Saxons’ case, were placed under Austrian … Continue reading

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