Friday 19 January 2018
One of the issues with the S Range Franco Prussians is the fact that there is only one General figure per side and this doesn't help with the variety of command elements.
Before Christmas I bought a large bunch of Germans from the FPW range. Among them were some of the command figures from B&B Miniatures 20mm range. These are quite small on their scrubby horses but have their horse furniture cast on the figure, so if you put them on the larger S Range horses they match up well.
I then went and ordered some French staff to match. The Prussian picture above (top) includes S Range figures as well so you can see how well they go together.
The building is another pre-Christmas acquisition, a German HO railway building to serve as a divisional, corps or army headquarters.
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Following my last post when I unexpectedly acquired these along with an S Range Napoleonic Austrian Army I thought they would be an appropriate post here.
If you studied your S Range catalogue carefully you could find a section called Miscellaneous, which contained goodies including camp followers, generals of different periods, pack horses and oxen, and Napoleon sat at a table.
The above are FSD 1s and FSD 2s, Horse and Musket Period Field Defences, Chevaux de Frise - 60mm length at the back of the photograph - and Stakes - 55mm at the front.
These are heavy lumps of metal and I had never seen them before.
FSD 3s and 4s were gabions and fascines.