Monday, October 5, 2009

Battle Field Pictures

The Erbprinz Friedrich and his staff view the arrival of the Gallian army from atop the Muhlenburg. The royal guard infantry can be seen behind the Muhlenburg.

I finally figured out the glitch in Blogger and so without much further ado, here are some of the pictures of the battlefield for the annual Old School Big Battalion Wargame next saturday October 10, 2009. Please click on the pictures to enlarge the view.

Another view of the staff meeting on the Muhlenburg and the host of support staff hidden behind the hill. Von Seydlitz's brigade of cuirassiers and dragoons are in the right background. Minden Miniatures (IR34 Garde Kadet Regiment) can be seen on the far left, Stadden Guard IR15 in the center, and Suren Hesse Seewald Garde behind the windmill (made by Herb Gundt).

Another view of von Seydlitz's cavalry brigade.

Herzog von Bevern's brigade (left) and von Saldern's Guards Brigade (right).

Major General von Itzenplitz's brigade deploys in the center. (all figures are Potsdam Miniatures 30mm figures).

Schloss Schaumburg anchors the right flank of the Germanian army's position. Lt. General von Hulsen's brigade can be seen behind the ridge line.

Colonel von Kliest and his Freikorps defend the foreward position in the town of Tagewerben. Note the positioning of the town module at a 45-degree angle to the approaching attackers. Von Kliest Dragoons deploy on the near side of the Rohrbachwasser, while a squadron of its sister hussars protect the flank of the elite Jager Regiment.

The hamlet of Posendorf in the center of the battlefield. Note the use of brown felt to outline the footprint of the built up area. Any figure posted on the brown felt is considered to be inside the village and benefits from hard cover. Ian Weekley building on the left, all other buildings were made by Herb Gundt.

Germanian artillery crew man the Mummanschanz Redoubt that anchors the Germanian left flank on the center table. Prinz Moritz of Anhalt Dessau's brigade provides support (out of sight) behind the redoubt.

The Gallian Advance Guard arrives on the field opposite the Mummanschanz Redoubt.

The Saxon cavalry brigade of le Comte de Lusace arrives on the Gallian right flank and covers the march of the Gardes Brigade (Gardes Suisses, two Grenadiers de France and eventually, the Gardes Francaises will arrive from Minnesota to fill out the brigade.

So there you have it, a view of the Germanian army deployment and the arrival of the Gallian vanguard. Monsieur Chevert and le Comte de Freyberg were late in their arrival and so I could not shoot any more pictures of the Gallian army deployment. I have no doubt that the Gallian master spy, Colonel Enigma, would have intercepted my dispatches and drawings of the army anyway.


  1. Bravo Der Alte! I'm glad the photo insertion problem was resolved.
    Thank you.

  2. Looks like a memorable and splendid affair is in prospect.

    I'm very taken with the Schloss Schaumburg model, which I don't think I've seen before.

    Thanks for the photos.

    Steve Gill

  3. Wow, I wish I could attend such a spectacle!!!

  4. All looks ready for one mighty scrap! I'm looking forward to the battle report.

  5. All of the factions of Frankszonia quiver with anticipation ...
    The Resistance, of course, being bitterly disappointed by the withdrawal of the Hesse Seewald army from their neighborhood ...
    (and the code word for the comment is "hessag"? Does this bode ill for the Hesse Seewald army?