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Not Quite the Seven Years War (in Miniature)

Some years ago, Rob got us all started on Not Quite the Seven Years War, a project involving 54mm home-cast figures and using Charge! as the rules.  Each of the HAWKs made up a country.  Mine is Bergdorfreuthenheim (Berg, dorf, reuth, and heim all mean “small village” or something similar in German.)  In 54mm, the line infantry of my army was dressed in olive coats and khaki trousers.  There were seven facing colors that rotate between regiments, the 1st and 8th having the same facing colors.  The first regiment, pictured, has bright blue facings.

Today's Project

Today's Project

Chris has been trying to convince folks to recreate their armies in 10mm for use with some variant of Look, Sarge.  As part of his campaign, he gave me a regiment and a couple of guns to paint.  This weekend, I painted them and mounted them.

A closeup of the first regiment

A closeup of the first regiment

Notice that the drummer’s colors are reverses, his coat being the facing color of the rest of the regiment.  There are 21 regiments in the Bergdorfreuthenheim army, 14 line and 7 light.  The facing colors are as follows:

  • 1, 8, 15:  bright blue
  • 2, 9, 16:  red
  • 3, 10, 17: light green
  • 4, 11, 18: yellow
  • 5, 12, 19: medium blue
  • 6, 13, 20: orange
  • 7, 14, 21: light gray
The entire strength of the Bergdorfreuthenheim artillery

The entire strength of the Bergdorfreuthenheim artillery

Artillery pieces are painted in the same bright blue as the facings on the 1, 8, and 15th regiments.  All artillerists wear black uniforms to hide the dirt and soot of firing the guns.  Facings for foot artillery are green.  Facings for horse artillery are yellow.

Once I finish my Russians cavalry (that should arrive soon!), I plan will likely order 5 bags of Old Glory Marlborough line infantry (MAL 102) and command (MAL 101) to finish out my infantry.


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