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.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Colonial Collection For Sale

My number of collections of miniatures has grown to the point that there are several that I am sure I will not get around to gaming with much in the future. One such collection is my colonials. It is incredibly difficult to part with it, but it may be that they could bring a lot of enjoyment to someone else, so here it is.

Colonial Miniature Inventory

Zulus                                                      441
Zulu casualties                                     39

Natal Native                                          40

British Inf. (In Red Coats)                 204
Casualties                                             32
Individually based NCOs                    8
Mounted Officers                                  4

Highlanders in Khaki                          48
Individually based NCOs                     3
Mounted Officer                                    1
Casualties                                               9

British Lancers                                     16

Sudanese Infantry in blue                 60
Casualties                                              6

Egyptian Infantry in white                60
Individually based NCOs                     2
Casualties                                             12

Egyptian Cavalry                                16

British Artillery guns                            3
Four horse limber                                   3
Crews                                                     12

Egyptian/Native Artillery guns          4
Crews                                                     16

Beja Warriors                                       200
Beja Casualties                                    43
Individually based leaders                   3

Ansar Infantry                                     200
Slavers                                                   40
Casualties                                             43

Bazi Bazouks                                       40

Ansar Cavalry                                      46
Ansar Camelry                                     28
Mounted Leaders                                  6

Wagons w/4 horses                               2

Pack mules w/2 mules, 1 guide         6

Roark's Drift painted set
Sudan scenery and buildings

I'd prefer to sell the lot all together for $2,100 plus postage at my cost to anywhere in the US.
But if anyone is interested in parts of the collection, let me know and I can give you a price.

Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the quality of the painting and basing.