|Overhead view of the town of Altenburg, where the Prussian army established Winter quarters.|
The Prussian army will soon be breaking camp and marching off to their first campaign of the year. So it seems like a good opportunity to show some pictures of the Prussian camp before all of the tents and things come down.
Since the army is spending the Winter here in the town of Altenburg, there is sufficient time to add such amenities as a sentry box and toll gate on the entrance to the camp.
|The sentry box outside of the town.|
The Prussian filed bakery is on 24-hour duty, it seems, with so many mouths to feed.The bakery ovens and related scenic vignettes were scratch built by Ed Phillips.
|A view of the Prussian field bakery.|
The field forge and blacksmith's shop have been particularly busy over the Winter as many of the horses get new shoes for the coming year.
|The Prussian field forge takes up quarters in the town.|
|Another view of the blacksmith's domain.|
To the east of Altenburg lies the main encampment of the Prussian army. The reank and file spend their spare time in their tents while King Frederick and his staff are quartered inside the Gasthaus Alter Fritz. Most of the buildings were scratch built by Herb Gundt. The Garde du Corps and the artillery park make for an imposing sight for any visitors.
|The military tent city and the King's headquarters in the aptly named "Gasthaus Alter Fritz" (modelled after a building of the same in the town of Hochkirch in Germany.|
|The King holds an informal meeting with some of his staff.|
|Another view of the tent encampment.|
After the Prussians break camp we shall see how things are going in the nearby Austrian camp.
Superb attention to details. Can't wait to see the AAR from their first action:)ReplyDelete
It will probably be a play test of the Battle of Reichenberg scenario that I will use at the SYWA convention.Delete
Lovely stuff as always Jim. That sentry box looks curiously unmanned though.ReplyDelete
Most likely there are a few deserters in the army. :)Delete
Fantastic looking scenery.ReplyDelete
Much of it courtesy of Herb Gundt (on the buildings) and Ed Phillips (bakery and ovens).Delete
Those are really excellent shots of the collection. Adds so much to any army's back story.ReplyDelete
Thank you David. The camp scenes and vignettes are one of the most fun parts of this hobby for me.Delete
What a feast for the ol' eyes! A sentry box and camp have been on my mental list of things to add for a few years now. Hopefully before too much longer since I am nearing 'the bottom' (???) of the small leadpile here. Famous last words and all of that.ReplyDelete
Well von Boffke, Old Bean, we all know what happens when we run out of lead. You had best take care of that soon. :)Delete
What a wonderful and spectacular camp! Splendid pictures, love your sense of detail!ReplyDelete
Great photos. Some incredible scene settings.
Beautifully presented peaceful scene set off wonderfully by the buildings. Thank you for taking the trouble to set it up and show.ReplyDelete
That's really excellent Sir! It's time to do something similar in Marauder World!ReplyDelete
As always, inspirational. You are the main reason I took the plunge, and I dont regret a minute of it.
I particularly love the tented terrain squares. Who makes the soldiers tents?
I will ask Herb Gundt if he can tell me where he got the tents.Delete
Very scenic, Jim! It might produce an interesting period effect with an eye-level view and a sepia tone.ReplyDelete