Sunday, 12 February 2017

King Frederick II

Well I couldn't resist doing Der Alte Fritz.  He's obviously in one of his moods as he looks with disdain at a Seydlitz Hussar who thrusts a dispatch his way.  A Flugeladjutanten of Cavalry rides at his flank.



Originally this was going to be a bigger stand with a troop of escorting Dragoons and some battlefield splatter - but somewhere along the line I decided to make it smaller, more gamey and that with my tiny collection and painting ability I should be less precious!  In 30 years when I have an army, he could always slot in to a bigger scenic diorama.





All figures by Wargames Foundry.  
The Hussar originally had a sword which I whipped off, drilled out and put a sausage in.  The pose is probaly a little dramatic but we could just perhaps imagine that the contents of the dispatch is of high importance... 

'Fritz come quick, ze Soup is ready.'







2 comments:

  1. Awesome job, this vignette is splendid, fabulous colors and details...

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    1. Thanks Phil! It's a bit gaudy but I'm pleased with it

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