Wednesday, February 29, 2012

SYW - Austrian Army: Hussar of the Regiment Nádasdy - WIP

Figure:  Wargames Foundry
Scale:  28mm

This is a work in progress. I painted a test figure of the Austrian Hussar Regiment Nádasdy. The base is not ready and also the pelisse is missing. The pelisse will also be light green with black fur and yellow buttons.

Unfortunately I had to recognize that the uniform of this regiment is shown in a lot of sources in very different varieties. Pengel/Hurt shows it different from Osprey, Osprey different from Mollo, Mollo different from Kronoskaf and so on. It seems that I always have a lucky hand. 
It´s much more easier to find the right uniforms for the Prussian army of the SevenYearsWar. 

I decided to paint the regiment in the pattern shown within this photos because I like the combination of light green, dark blue and yellow. 

This regiment took part in the battles of Kolin, Moys, Leuthen, Hochkirch, Kunersdorf and Landeshut. It also got into action at Burkersdorf and Peilau.

On this picture you can see the preferred caps I use for fixing my figures for painting. It´s a cap of a bottle of a very good franconian beer called Pyraser.

There are eleven more figures to paint to finish this regiment. It´s going to be great fun though I already have enough caps for fixing the figures. :)


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hamburger Tactica

Hamburger Tactica 2012

This weekend three friends of mine and me started a trip to the Hamburger Tactica 2012.

Unfortunately we were only able to visit this convention on saturday. So we started on friday about noon and had to drive about 650 kilometers by car (one way). On saturday morning, just half an hour before the show started officially, we had the chance to get into the show. This was very impressive because we had the ability to have a close and free look at all those fantastic gaming tables. There was a great variety and I´m sure, they will post professional photos on the website 

So you won´t find photos from the convention here on my blog. But they also had a bring&buy on the event and the following pictures will show you the building I got for my wargaming table. As the seller told me that the price was 15,-- Euros the deal was made within one second.

The day has gone too fast, as well as our money (I spent much more than the 15,-- Euros mentioned above). We left in the evening and got home on sunday morning at 02.00 o´clock. 

Though it was a long way to go we had a lot of fun and we´ll be back in Hamburg in 2013 for sure. Maybe then for two days. And with more money !?