This weeks sees the last two drawers of my painted 7YW collection (the eighth drawer contains my Vietnam collection of helicopters !), though there is another drawer of unpainted figures and other stuff.
The first drawer contained all my artillery, for Prussia, Hanover/Britain, and Austria, though there may be some French in there too!
The photograph at the top is of three Hanoverian guns, from left to right, a light gun, a howitzer and a field gun, the three different barrels then supplied from Spencer Smith. The gunners in this instance are all metal Hinchcliffe figures iirc.
Here's the rest of the photographs:
|The mixed contents of the artillery drawer|
|Left-hand view of the top three guns|
|Bonus right hand view of Austrian guns, metal and plastic figures |
|Bonus rear view of the Austrians|
All the guns are virtually identical for each nation are quite identical and I think pretty pointless in showing row upon row of them imho. There's alost certainly more than two dozen pieces .
Of far more interst, to me at least, was the final drawer:
|The hotpotch of the final drawer|
So here's what was present in the drawer:
|Yet more Prussain combined grenadiers (probably casualties from the final game)|
|British Cavalry with French Cavalry (probably) in their rear|
|French or British Cavlry in front with Hanoverian Horse Grenadiers behind|
|Nearly a whole Cavalry brigade, probably stored in the wrong place !|
|My homemade limbers (- probably Prussian)|
|Prussian pioneers/engineers, all conversions, probably for some specific scenario|
|Commanders, all probably Austrian, plus of course Charles Stuart on the right !|
|Prussain and allied Generals, Zeiten left, Marlborough (?- yep I know), a generic Hanoverian General, my converted Frederick II and of course Oliver Cormwell,. Note:We were very short of officers! |
|Bonus rear view of the above, Zeiten's cloak was plasticine !|
From other Drawers :
|British and Hanoverian generals|
|A Hanoverian general and a coupe of Austrian generals (probably)|
The general officers were a mixture of Hinchliffe and Minifig, plus a few converted plastics, the metal gunners were all Hinchcliffe iirc.
That's it then for this week, the next two posts almost take care of themselves, Xmas/holidy greetings, and hopes for the comig year, plus maybe the Xmas haul - mine will be a single book !
In the New Year, I have some old photographs to show, mostly from the 1970s ! My wife came across them whilst 'sorting' whilst I came across a yellowed Newspaper clipping of myself and a friend posing with some Napoleonic figures (the latter long since gone).
Thanks for taking the time to visit, hopefully there was something of interest and I will be returning to my 7YW in the coming month, for no other reason than I can't think of anything else to write about !
As always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated - so comment whilst you still can !