Monday, 8 February 2010

I thought I would provide and update on my Old School project plans.

I intend to base the armies on the War of the Austrian Succession and the period will loosely be set sometime between 1745 and 1750.

On one side will be the Electoral Council. The electors, or Kurf├╝rsten, will each be expected to contribute detachment for service in the electoral army. The army will consist of units based on historical armies from such as counties such as Bavaria , France , Spain , Saxony , Prussia and Russia as well as smaller minor states and Freistadtes.

The Imperial army will represent the Austrian, British and Savoyard armies

I will be basing my units on actual units and uniforms of the WAS. I will however be providing some units with new inhabers and renaming formations. If I like a particular uniform for instance I may change the unit type. For instance a Croat unit in brown and light blue may become a line regiment or a Saxon electoral artillery unit will be dressed in red coats with yellow trousers of the Leib guard.

The other point of interested is the different figures ranges/sizes I am going to use.

40mm Prince August flats.
28mm Mainly Foundry, Front Rank, Old Glory and Dixons
30mm Old school ranges– Spencer Smith (small shipment due this week) and Jackdaw (artillery bought at York show) plus some Minot Prussian (early Napoleonic?) which I started 35 years. I only finished 8 in that time so it’s about time the other 16 got done.

I may try using the 30mm Old Schoolers with my 28mm collection- but then again maybe not.

The rules I intend to use will depend on the mood I am in – Charge (elementary and advanced), The War Game and perhaps Don Featherstone’s Horse and Musket rules.

More anon

Anyway here a few shots of some of my and James 28mm SYW during a game at Triples a few years ago.