Thursday, October 13, 2022

Battle of Fontenoy - Best of Show at Partizan This Year


Steve Ignatiev's splendid collection of the armies at Fontenoy.
Photo by Steve

My congratulations go out to Steve (nom de plume = Ignatiev) for his award winning game at last weekend's The Other Partizan convention in the UK. I believe that Steve won the Best Demo Game award for his rendition of the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Steve has amassed a beautiful collection of Minden and Crann Tara British, French, Hanoverians and Dutch infantry and cavalry.

I believe that these are Minden Prussians painted as Dutch soldiers by Mark Allen.
The Dutch flags are made by War Flags. Steve did the basing of the figures.
Photo by Steve

You can find more photos of Steve's game and collection from the various Facebook groups devoted to 18th Century wargaming:

Wargaming in the Age of Frederick the Great

Seven Years War Wargaming

18th Century Wargaming

Warfare In The Age of Reason

It is really good to see that the War of Austrian Succession & Seven Years War games can garner attention in the UK. Hopefully such games will do better at future conventions in the United States. Steve put together a winning combination of great looking EVERYTHING (bespoke terrain, superbly painted figures that are attractively based, Minden and Crann Tara figures). 

There were lots of good looking games at Partizan and I'd hate to have to be the person who had to choose "the best in show" games for awards. So a tip of the tricorn goes out to Steve for putting on a great looking game and showing off the best of 18th Century history and wargaming.



  1. Thanks for posting this. Great looking game!

  2. I have seen a lot of pictures of this game recently and brilliant it looked as well, great news that it won best of show as it looked like there was a lot of stunning games present but the 18th took the prize!! Huzzah!