Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Von Seydlitz Cuirassier Regiment (CR8) - Minden Miniatures
I finally found the time to finish off the first 24 of an eventual 32-figure Prussian cuirassier regiment from the fabulous Minden Miniatures range of SYW figures. These figures are sculpted to  a 1/56 scale and since they are sculpted to a scale, rather than an arbitrary size (such as 28mm), they have lifelike and realistic proportions that make them very graceful to behold.

The flags are from GMB Designs and the background terrain was made by Herb Gundt. The painting was done by Der Alte Fritz, himself.

A close-up view of one of the squadrons, including the kettle drummer and the von Seydlitz personality figure.


  1. Mein Herr,
    Will the Austrian Army also be reciving similar reinforcement? Your brush work certainly would make such a decision popular amongst the foes of Der Alte.
    A/K/A The Celtic Curmudgeon

  2. I recently completed 24 of the Alt Modena cuirassiers for the Austrian army (the only regiment with blue facings) and have more Austrian cuirassiers on the painting table (some Hungarian infantry too).

  3. Great looking Prussian cuirassiers, really impressive unit!

  4. Agreed! One typically doesn't think of this term in relation to heavy cavalry, but your squadrons are elegant. Darn! Now I'll need to get some like them down the road for my own collection.

    Best Regards,


  5. Fantastic cavalry unit, sir! Great work with them.

  6. Yes, indeed - a great presentation of proud Prussians!
    Seydlitz looks nice, in particular!

  7. That drummer looks spectacular in the squadron!
    Celtic-If there are foes of Der Alte, then I am a staunch Ally!

    Thomas "Fossmeisterhaus"