Dienstag, 29. November 2011

Ancient Warfare

One of my favourite historical magazines is ancient warfare. When I got the latest issue I was a little bit disappointed to miss the great battle paintings of Igor Dzis. Hopefully they will reapear in the next issue. But in the meantime I found his blog which helps a little bit. I hope you enjoy the paintings!

Montag, 28. November 2011

The Roman Guard-Post

My friend Stephan Berry who painted the great Elephant combat for the Pyrrhus diorama sent some photos of his latest project, a Roman Guard-Post (Police station)

To see the story of the diorama or take a look at his other projects, take a look here .

So far I can offer you some small photos as a teaser.

Freitag, 25. November 2011

More Bunker Hill

Strange, now while sorting the stuff I found a CD with around 70 photos from Bunker Hill too. I really have to clear up my mess....

Ok, I know I am running mad. In case it is too much, let me know:-)))

Donnerstag, 24. November 2011

Bunker Hill again

I already showed our Bunker Hill diorama from 2005 on this blog. But now I scanned my old photos I have from it. See here Bunker Hill with units in 1:1 strength at the battle. Even the American redoubt is scalled down to it's right size in 1/72. It was interesting to see that no battlemap I have seen so far is right, as it is impossible to attack this redoubt in one line battalion beside battalion as the British sources suggest. The redoubt is simply to small.

So here I decided to let the British attack in several lines of units, each unit two man deep. My favourite units are the regiments standing in reserve here. As for the Grenadiers, most of them very lost in action in the two attacks which happened before. This here is the third attack which was done mostly by the center companies.

I hope you enjoy the photos. Here are the first, more will follow soon.

Looks not too big as in the whole battle not more than 3000 soldiers were involved

From the left british flank

I liked this diorama because of the formations we were able to show.

It has to be three lines of infantry.

 What was left of the Grenadiers....

 Ok, on this photo it looks more impressive:-)

 From the American point of view