| Hussar Regiment No.?|
This is truly a forgotten army, only remembered when I did my Storage post last week
It's strange (to me at least) that I'd forgotten about it as it was one of my armies that I've used a lot in the past.
In case you don't recognise the 6mm Irregular Hussars, they're from my Prussian Army of the mid to late 19th Century, but specifically made for the Franco Prussian War.
This was originally a collaboration between myself and #1 son, I would be doing the Prussians whilst he would paint the French. The rules used were the very fine set "Principles of War" and their Army lists were designed around Division size.
|The Jager add a bit of colour (sort of)|
Prussian organisation was three battalions to the regiment, two regiments to the Brigade and two Brigades to the Division with the addition of a single Cavalry Regiment, a battalion of Jager and artillery.
|Light artillery left and Heavy right (yep I can't tell the difference either)|
With 24 figures to a base, two bases to the battalion that's about 300 figures to the division !
Two divisions make up a corps and I have two corps !
At corp level there are two Brigades of cavalry and yet more additional artillery.
|Corps cavalry with their Horse artillery|
|Corp artillery (two heavy and 1 light)|
|The Division plus the Corp Cavalry and Artillery.|
We played a few small games to learn the rules and is all cumulated with a large game involving 5 Prussian Corps (iirc) and three French Corps (French Corps were substantially larger than Prussian ones). It was played on a 24 foot x 6 foot table using two foot square terrain boards, allowing for rolling terrain - as the battle moved forward, so did the terrain (and occasionally the tables too!).
|The commanders L to R: Brigade, Division, Corps and Army|
As far as I know, no photographs of this epic battle survive - it was well before the era of digital cameras!
I really enjoyed this period and I reckon the eight or so players that participated in this project did too.
That's it then for this week, needless to say another in which I did nothing hobby related save for catching up on blogs !
Thanks for taking the time to visit and I hope there is something here you've found interested in; your comments, of course, are always welcomed and appreciated.
Another lovely army Joe thanks for sharing, I'm the other way round to yourself in that I'm doing plenty of hobby stuff but no blogging, why is there never a happy medium ?ReplyDelete
Thanks Frank, it's one of my favoutire forces that I have.Delete
If I was in a better frame of mind I'd be doing something other than just blogging, maybe even playing a few more games.
I have nothing but time on my hands and I'm still not productive.
The word epic comes to mind Joe!ReplyDelete
Thanks AL, my two corps would be a bit cramp, even on an 6x4 foot table, and they do look good en masse.Delete
Excellent looking army Joe!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ray, even if it's only a quarter pf it !Delete
That's a great looking army sir!ReplyDelete
Thank you Michal. much appreciatedDelete
6mm Franco Prussian war, I'm in! What a wonderful idea. I can see myself getting and painting 2 armies. What rules? Excellent stuff.ReplyDelete
Thanks Clint, there are lots of rules around, the ones I used "Principles of War". The latter are out of print as far as I know and were very heavy in record keeping, but they gave a good game.Delete
You have been very very busy, Zab, raising up armies in the past. I salute you and your endeavors. Give yourself a three day pass and a Good Conduct Medal.ReplyDelete
Thansk Jay, but my pass should be extended to at least a week, but I'll take the medal gladly.Delete
(I only wish I had photos of the armies I've sold on...)
I’d love to see this on the table - amazingReplyDelete
Thanks dGG, I'd like to too as it's one of my favourire armies and it does look qute spectacular.Delete
Hats off to you Joe, I couldn't even imagine trying to paint 6mm! Even years ago when my eyes actually worked properly 🙂 Great stuffReplyDelete
Thanks Ivor, I really couldn't now but painting 6mms was a lot easier as I found that only a suggestion of the uniform was necessaryDelete
Grand looking army! Interesting period I'm doing my best to resist!ReplyDelete
Thanks Iain, I think it;s an interesting period, but only when done on a large scale as there very few minor clashes.Delete
Cool looking army. Admiration for painting such little figures.ReplyDelete
Thanks Brummie, but it was a long time ago - couldn't face doing them now)Delete