Not Quite the Seven Years War

Troops lined up at the beginning of a NQSYW Battle
Troops lined up at the beginning of a NQSYW Battle

NQSYW is a Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers (HAWKs) club project involving 40mm home-cast figures.  Each of the HAWKs has been building their own contingent.  HAWK Rob Dean even ran an Email campaign once in which the battles were fought on the table.

The Burgdorfreuthenheim contingent in battle
The Burgdorfreuthenheim contingent in battle

My contingent is the small duchy of Burgdorfreuthenheim (berg dorf roith en heim).  I completed two units of infantry many years ago.  I don’t see them much as they are usually in the possession of Rob and others.  A complete infantry regiment consists of three infantry units, so I’ve recently completed my third.  In addition, my “legion” will include a cavalry unit and an artillery battery.  I’ll start on the cavalry tomorrow morning before the family wakes up.

These are fun figures to paint.  The hardest part was trying to match the colors of these new figures to ones I painted several years ago.

New Burgdorfreuthenheim infantry
New Burgdorfreuthenheim infantry. A company consists of 19 figures.

I’m trying to decide on the color scheme of my hussars.  I’ve been thinking that I’ll either go with gray uniforms with forest green stripes and facings or instead use art deco turquois and pink.  Hmmm.  Decisions, decisions.  You can see from the pictures that the forces of Burgdorfreuthenheim are typically dressed in subdued colors.  The line infantry is in olive and khaki.  The jaegers are dressed in black.  I’m not sure if the cavalry will be equally subdued or “go gaudy.”  I’ll post some pictures soon.

Berdorfreuthenheim jaegers
Berdorfreuthenheim jaegers

Almost all of my figures are in 25mm or 28mm.  My only dalliance with other scales was a brief excursion in the mid-80’s with Mike’s Models 15mm British Colonial (little cartoony fishing sinkers with feet) and with 10mm/12mm figures for Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII.  While painting these 40mm figures has been fun, and while I enjoy the HAWKs NQSYW games, I don’t see myself doing a lot in this scale.  They take a long time to paint and require a large amount of space to store.

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