Friday, July 31, 2015

Minden Black Hussars

HR5 von Reusch "Black Hussars"

Soren Christensen sent me a photo of some of the Minden figures that he is working on as part of a project to recreate the Battle of Hohenfriedberg in 1745. These are wonderfully painted figures that deserve to be seen by a wider audience, so I am posting the picture on my blog.

Here is a link to Soren's blog:

Black Powder Wargames Blog

Click on the above link and spend a little bit of time scrolling through some of the earlier posts about the SYW and the Great Norther War in particular.

Speaking of Hohenfriedberg, here is a copy of the famous Richard Knotel drawing of the Prussian cavalry presenting captured colours to Frederick after the battle. I wish that GMB Designs would make some of these Austrian flags, which you don't see very often.

Richard Knotel's Hohenfriedberg drawing.

The picture also tempts me to paint some Bayreuth Dragoons in the white coats that they wore at Hohenfriedberg.


  1. Now that's an impressive looking unit, splendid work Sir.

  2. As a side note, Issue 387 of Miniature Wargames, with your Battle of Trento article, arrived at the local B&N this week There was also a new map with the article.

  3. Soren is a talented painter and these hussars are terrific.

  4. Thanks for the kind reference Jim! I think you should give in to temptation and paint an early version unit of Bayreuth Dragoons. I know I look forward to doing mine once the Knötel/Röchling book arrives (found an 1895 original). But with your visually striking large format units, they should be quite a thing to behold.