CSA Artillerie

The ACW Longstreet campaign starts wirth few but large units, 3 infantry, one cavalry, and a battery of artillery. As the unfolds the brigades have more and smaller infantry units and the number of artillery increases. So for the gamer the need arrises to add a few guns to the brigade.

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New Work Place

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Yesterday after more than one year of abstaining from painting figures I now reinstalled my work place. I am very happy to have restartet paintig. I find it very satisfying sometimes it is like meditating for me.

One of the tasks I tackle is to finish painting figures that have awaited final touch for a year or longer. First in line are US cavalry and a ACW gun.

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Ascaris Italianos

CIMG6627When Italy started into the modern colonial age in Northern Africa it created several indigenous units to serve under Italian command. The oldest of the Royal Colonial Indigenous Forces was formed in 1891 as the Regio corpo truppe coloniali d’Eritrea. Subsequently colonial corps were also formed in Italian-Somalia, Tripolitania, Cirenaica, and Libya. All were combined arms formations comprising infantry batallions, cavalry, mountain artillery, and engineers.

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Mollwitz 10 April 1741

Prussian forces Mollwitz

Prussian intantry centre and right wing cavalry

I have been intersted in the War of the Austrian Succession for some time. Looking for a manageable battle to play I focussed on the first battle in the career of King Frederick II. of Prussia. With only some 40.000 men involved in total the Battle of Mollwitz is small. As such it lends itself for a small 15mm project. And indeed I have nearly all the Austrian figures I would need. You can find the Mollwitz scenario adapted for Might & Reason in the Honour forum. Continue reading