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Offline answer_is_42

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His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« on: July 19, 2013, 01:41:18 PM »
...or something like that, anyway.

So I've taken as my next project the Seven Years War in Western Germany, in 15mm. Just finished off the foundations of the Allied army, Hanoverians and Hessians, and as it's nice at sunny here at the moment I've attempted a few photos outside.

Three battalions of Hanoverian foot, two of Hessians (in dark blue), two Hanoverian cavalry squadrons and four guns, plus command bases and a converged battalion of Hanoverian grenadiers.

























220 figures...now on to the French!
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Offline redrob

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 09:36:28 PM »
Great collection!

Offline answer_is_42

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 02:51:12 PM »
First Frenchmen - rest of the battalion to follow once I've based them.

Offline Centaur_Seducer

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 06:59:16 PM »
Great collection mate!
I almost started the SYW thingy a couple of years ago. Bought loads of AB's preussians, all the sourcebooks from Caliver books, even more expensive source books from ebay. Cleaned, primed. And the put away :(

Offline Captain Blood

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2013, 08:26:19 PM »
Pete, that is quite a collection  :o
Well perservered  ;)

Offline answer_is_42

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 02:28:47 PM »
Thanks guys. It's not so much perseverance as having a long empty summer at my disposal...  ::)

Only 190 French left to do:



Offline Wilkins

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2013, 11:59:51 AM »
Impressed with how quickly you're getting through them. Currently painting 15mm Naps and I can only do about one battalion every 6 months! The scale and webbing does my head in. Hats off to you, keep the pictures coming!

Offline answer_is_42

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2013, 03:19:11 PM »
First French infantry brigade finished. 15mm SYW looks cool.





Offline Jaeger

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2013, 07:41:17 PM »
Lovely models and well executed paint job. Thumbs up.  :)
Too many projects... not enough time...

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 12:25:37 PM »
Still going! Couple of French artillery officers (I think I've got the uniforms right... though the waistcoats are supposed to be red, I fear)

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Re: His Britannic Majesty’s Army of Observation in Germany
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2014, 11:32:27 PM »
Fruition! After finishing a German battalion in French service and a unit of cavalry I finally got a chance to try them out with a quick game of black powder (hence odd markers on table). Pretty pleased with the result!  :)












 

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