Monday, 29 July 2013
28mm War of the Spanish Succession / Marlburian / WSS
The War of the Spanish Succession or Marlburian period (if you're an 'old school wargamer') has always fascinated me since I was a nipper. The 1704 campaign which led to the battle of Blenheim saw an allied army of British, Brandenburg, Danish, Dutch, Hanoverian, Hessian, Mecklenburg, Prussian and Wurtemburg troops march deep into Europe to defeat a combined army of French and Bavarians in a major victory of the war. A famous victory for Marlborough and Eugene of Savoy. Wargaming the period would be a major task for me hobbywise which will start with choosing which manufacturer would provide the bulk of suitable miniatures.
At the moment I'm not sure whether to collect 28mm miniatures manufactured by 'Ebor' or 'Front Rank', currently I ordered some samples from Front Rank and below are the results:
Lord Cutts at the battle of Blenheim 1704. A nice clean figure, Front Rank miniatures are a joy to paint I must admit, with a minimum of flash and reasonably priced.
Samples purchased from Ebor will follow next when I have some spare cash.