Daily Archives: October 27, 2013

Not Quite the Seven Years War (in Miniature)

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Some years ago, Rob got us all started on Not Quite the Seven Years War, a project involving 54mm home-cast figures and using Charge! as the rules.  Each of the HAWKs made up a country.  Mine is Bergdorfreuthenheim (Berg, dorf, reuth, and heim all mean “small village” or something similar in German.)  In 54mm, the line infantry of my army was dressed in olive coats and khaki trousers.  There were seven facing colors that rotate between regiments, the 1st and 8th having the same facing colors.  The first regiment, pictured, has bright blue facings.

Today's Project

Today’s Project

Chris has been trying to convince folks to recreate their armies in 10mm for use with some variant of Look, Sarge.  As part of his campaign, he gave me a regiment and a couple of guns to paint.  This weekend, I painted them and mounted them.

A closeup of the first regiment

A closeup of the first regiment

Notice that the drummer’s colors are reverses, his coat being the facing color of the rest of the regiment.  There are 21 regiments in the Bergdorfreuthenheim army, 14 line and 7 light.  The facing colors are as follows:

  • 1, 8, 15:  bright blue
  • 2, 9, 16:  red
  • 3, 10, 17: light green
  • 4, 11, 18: yellow
  • 5, 12, 19: medium blue
  • 6, 13, 20: orange
  • 7, 14, 21: light gray
The entire strength of the Bergdorfreuthenheim artillery

The entire strength of the Bergdorfreuthenheim artillery

Artillery pieces are painted in the same bright blue as the facings on the 1, 8, and 15th regiments.  All artillerists wear black uniforms to hide the dirt and soot of firing the guns.  Facings for foot artillery are green.  Facings for horse artillery are yellow.

Once I finish my Russians cavalry (that should arrive soon!), I plan will likely order 5 bags of Old Glory Marlborough line infantry (MAL 102) and command (MAL 101) to finish out my infantry.

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Vending Machines for Granville

Buck

In previous posts I’ve shown pictures of the town of Granville I’ve been building up over several years for pulp games.  I recently purchased more of the Litko buildings and have put a few more on my Christmas list.  With another six buildings, the town will be big enough for anything I want to do.  I’ve begun to focus my attention on other details.  In a recent post, I showed the sidewalks I built for the town.  I’ve also got some playground equipment I need to assemble and paint for the park.  This morning while cooking breakfast I made some vending machines to place around town.

Vending Machines for Granville

Vending Machines for Granville

The Coke machine was posted by someone on TMP within the past month or so.  Ever since, I’ve wanted to make additional machines.  You can see a Candy machine (tan), cigarette machine (aqua), and Vernor’s Ginger Ale machine (yellow).  I built these in PowerPoint with some images I found on the Internet.  While I really dislike assembling paper models, I think these won’t be too bad.  I also made some manhole covers to place in the streets.

I really wanted to make machines like this, but just couldn’t get that level of detail in PowerPoint without significantly more effort.

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