|A view of the Man Cave at Schloss Seewaldt|
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I have spent a good part of Memorial Day (today) down in the Man Cave where it is nice and cool. Outdoors the temperature is a hot and humid 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit. I took the dogs out for a short walk and they were panting, evidencing that they had had enough and wanted to return home and get some water.
That said, I spent a bit of time rearranging the terrain that I have set up on my wargame table. I wanted to have the same terrain, but from a different perspective, so I shifted the line of troops from a horizontal axis across the table and set the battalions at a diagonal axis from end to end.
Here are the "before" and "after" pictures of the troop deployments showing the effect of the shift. It almost tells a completely different story.
|The troops are deployed on a straight horizontal axis on the table.|
|The troops have shifted slightly to a diagonal axis on the table.|
I added some casualty figures and smoke to the tableaux to illustrate an active battle engagement .
|The view from the Austrian side of the table.|
Note the staff meeting at the center edge of the table.
|A closer view of the firefight: Prussian Jagers try to fend off the Croats who |
protect the left flank of the Austrian battle line.
|The view from the Prussian side of the table.|
Note how the Prussian diagonal positioning results in both flanks
secured by villages or woods.
Well, it's back to the painting table now. Yesterday I finished the painting and basing of 36 Bayreuth Dragoons wearing the pre-1745 white coats of the Prussian dragoon regiments. Okay, I was going to save the pictures for a separate blog post, but here is a teaser of how the new figures look:
|Prussian dragoons wearing the pre-1745 white coats.|
This is the Bayreuth Dragoon (DR5) regiment.
I put the regular Minden Prussian dragoon figures on the more dynamic, cantering, horses from the Fife and Drum Miniatures AWI range. The flags are from GMB Designs.