Monday, February 20, 2017


I was fortunate to pick up a nice collection of Seven Years War figures at a very good price. I wasn't sure what to do with them at first, but in looking at the variety of figures, mostly Austrian with some Prussian mixed in, I thought I might be able to transform them into a nice portion of the Reichsarmee. Now this force was a pretty poor one, based on what I have read, but they fought along side of the French in a couple of battles, so they will lend some weight to my French army. They are also quite a colorful army. It took an afternoon to redo some of the paint jobs, mostly facing colors, and another afternoon to rebase them. I am quite pleased with the result. I even had a small brigade of figures to paint up as a Swiss contingent for the French and an extra Hungarian regiment for my Austrian army.
This is the entire collection
Mostly Saxon brigade of the Reichsarmee

a second Reichsarmee brigade

some heavy cavalry

The small Swiss brigade. It has a battalion of the Royal Plogne.
Not sure when they will see some action, but they are ready when needed.


  1. Hi,Duke!I enjoy a lot your posts with the battle reports from SYW.I was wandering if you are planning any more SYW battles in the near future ,I wanted to get more into that period and practice Die Krigskunst rules ,I started building small French contingent from that period and I was wandering if I could possibly participate as a humble brigade commander in any of your battles and and learn more of the Syw rules?With Regards,Slava Zoubtsov

    1. Hi Slava, am just finding your comment. I apologize for not responding sooner! I would love to get together with you for a battle. Do you live in Southern California? I am in Torrance.

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