Saturday, February 16, 2008

Battle of Unter-Schweingau

The troops of Arnold and Asgar are ready to take to the field of MARS at Jeff's on 17 Feb {1758}.

Here we see Generalmajor Peter Schweiger (of Asgar's forces) inspecting his artillery park.

The attackers have been on the march for a while and from their last parade we have thier commander: Generalmajor Wlodzimierz Borowczyk illuminated by the fireworks {I have to remember to shut off the flash more often!}.

Among the attackers are one "French" Brigade, led by Brigadier Jean-Louis d'Civeyrac. Here we see him at the same parade as Generalmajor Wlodzimierz Borowczyk (though earlier in the day as there are no fireworks to illuminate him).

Within this "French" Brigade are a Veteran unit the Grenadiers d'Civeyrac, here they are on parade for a review along with a battery of artillery that has become part of Arnold's forces.


Snickering Corpses said...

Very nice job, I love the way the flags look. I look forward to seeing more :)

abdul666 said...

A lot of involvement and work in the preparation - looking forward for the battle report!


Bluebear Jeff said...

(continued from an earlier thread on another blog). . .

Are you SURE that we don't want to simply flip a coin?

-- Jeff

Bluebear Jeff said...

As usual it appears that Murdock has outdone himself in preparing the troops for the battle.

Very impressive, my friend. VERY impressive.

-- Jeff

MurdocK said...

Thank you for your kind words Jeff, I certainly hope that the tabletop is coming together as easily as these troops did.

For Snickering Corpses I wanted to make sure we could all identify whom was whom and at a distance pick out each side.

Once you see the pictures I hope that my efforts will have paid off.

This is, after all, for your little civil war!

Snickering Corpses said...

Snickering Corpses has a reason to snicker now. I don't know if you have Chick-fil-a in Canada, and the "Eat Mor Chikn" ads.

However, while perusing the second to last photo, I suddenly realized that with the angle and the effect of the flash, the gunner directly to the right of the forward officer looks like a Chick-fil-a cow. :> In reality, it's his hand in front of his face, but....the effect is rather striking. :)

MurdocK said...

um, ok?

Snickering Corpses should get more opportunity to examine those troops in the battle pictures to come...