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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

7 Years War Brunswick Army

I'm cracking on with my Brunswickers for a potentially huge 10mm 7YW project. I'm really liking painting these, cavalry are a pain in all scales though. The Brunswicker organisation was very similar to the Prussian one, 2 battalions to a regiment and detached Grenadier battalions, more on those in a future post.


1st up are the von Imhoff regiment. The flags come as blanks and I'm quite liking painting them

From behind, hopefully the enemy will never see this side

Next the von Behr regiment



And finally the Brunswick Dragoons

Really enjoying painting these and I can see me painting dozens of regiments.
And now for the tricky bit. The original plan was to run a bit of a supporting project alongside Matt from the Dungeon. The Brunswickers seemed a nice idea as it is a decent sized force, 5 infantry regiments  and 3 cavalry including an exotic lancer unit, plus artillery. These would then turn up on the Prussian side. \so this would be cool and I could collect Hungarians to field as opposition with loads of Hussars and Grenzer units. So far so good. BUT, and it's a big but, I do like big buts and I cannot lie, the Brunswickers never fought alongside the Prussians not fought against the Austrians, Russians, not even the Swedes. The Brunswickers fought the French alongside the Hessians, Hanoverians and Brits. Basically Western Europe while the Prussians fought in the East. Bloody Typical.
So dear friends do I collect Austrians and Prussians and combine with Matt's armies for big battles or do I collect Hanoverians and French and fight smaller battles, for now. Dunno, fancied collecting the Hungarians, but playing the Brunswickers out of context seems weird. They can easily double as Prussians.


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    1. Yip, what I was thinking. I'll end up doing both

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  2. Your Brunswickers look great! I would build forces for theaters in which they fought historically. I would not hesitate to augment a Prussian force with these lads, though.

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  3. Very nice Martin! Don't know what you're going on about to be honest? We all know you'll end up painting the bloody lot!

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  4. Hats off to you Martin, 10mm just makes me shudder.

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    1. cheers, 10mm much easier if you are just a dauber like me

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  5. Excellent progress mate, they look great. As to the future.........I think at this scale big battles are the way forward and my original concept was fighting battles at a scale where the majority of the battle could be represented, or at least a substantial part of it. Clearly you should paint/ collect what you enjoy but there may be some sense in collecting Austrians and Prussians ? As in combination we are likely to get them on the field of battle this centuary !

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    1. cheers. I agree. Have bought the rest of the Brunswickers to paint, probably have them done this week as I'm on holiday and there aren't that many more to paint. Will buy more at Partizan, do fancy the Hungarians and I'll get some Prussians as well

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  6. Nicely done Martin!

    If you are after a small opposition force to paint up, maybe the Saxons? They fought alongside the Austrians and the French if I remember.

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    1. cheers, Saxons have potential but they all surrendered very early , were made to fight for the Prussians and then all deserted

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