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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Friday, 22 July 2016

Army Review: Thirty Years War

Carrying on with this series, it's more 15mm goodness (mainly because I haven't got onto the 28s yet!). This time it's my Thirty Years War army. I deliberately chose not to paint them as a specific army and have left flags off so that they can be used as whichever army I choose.That's also the reason why I've painted most of the infantry as 9-base units - it allows me to use them as later tercios (9 bases), Swedish brigades (7 bases) or straight-up pike & shot units (6 bases) in FoGR.

I haven't subjected my bathroom scales to this army, but expect it to be quite close to the 12lbs of my NSL - there's a lot of densely packed foot and horse in this army.

Time for pics methinks:



Dragoons

Guns and Cuirassiers

Harqebusiers

Reiters

Hakkapels

Croats

Baggage elements

Artillery park

Musketenkompanien

Blue foot regiments

Red foot regiments

Green foot regiments

Yellow foot regiment

Generals

Casualty/cohesion markers

All figures are from Donnington Ancient & Modern apart from one unit of cuirassiers which are from Old Glory 15s (a gift from Seb).

At the moment, this army does give me a lot of playable options, but there are still things I want to add. At some point I want to put together a Hungarian/Transylvanian allied contingent, but I can't see myself getting to that this year. Eventually I would like to add several more foot regiments and more generals and artillery so that I can put on some truly massive games at home or the club. I'f I ever do that, I'll almost certainly need to add more cavalry as well - this megalomania isn't easy I tell you!


11 comments:

  1. Hi Tamsin

    Nice review. That's a lot of work (& guns)!

    I've done the same as you and plan to change standards and command stands. I suspect mine might be a touch heavier as my horse are based in 4s: a hangover from my DBR days.

    I've just begun looking at a morph from Danes to early German Protestant but the spooky bit is I fancy some Transylvanian allies too.

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  2. What a fantastic collection Tamsin. This is a period that has been tempting me for a while... posts like this are pushing me closer!

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  3. Another impressive showing! Love the fact you did limbers for the guns.

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  4. Excellent looking force and in quantity!

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  5. My word Tamsin, you do have an amazing collection.

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  6. Lovely photos. I always find your posts a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing your armies.

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  7. Lovely photos. I always find your posts a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing your armies.

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  8. Really fantastic-looking army - stunning work!

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  9. @ Vexilia - thanks! The army grew over a few years (although I haven't added anything for a year and a half). Funnily enough, I was originally doing it as Danes (reminder - must do some Danish marines...) and made up a bunch of humorous pastry-based flags :)

    @ Nathan - cheers! Now, you see those shiny 30YW figures on that company's website - buy and paint them! :)

    @ Millsy - thanks! I don't think the limbers have even been used once in games, but it's good to have the option :)

    @ Adam - cheers! :)

    @ Chasseur - thanks! :)

    @ Michael A - cheers m'Lord! :)

    @ Jon - thanks and you're welcome :)

    @ Pawn Cocktail - cheers! :)

    @ Miles - thanks! :)

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