Sunday, February 14, 2016

Dreimal Blau und dreimal des Teufels !

Triple blue, and three times damned to the devil ! That is what contemporaries said about the Frei-Infanterie regiments. "Triple blue" refers to the typical Frei-Infanterie uniform, dark blue coat, light blue facings, light blue waistcoat, as for the one shown here, Le Noble (click picture to enlarge):

On this picture they defend a small farm or village against a bunch of Croats (click picture to enlarge):

The image looks good in my oppinion. The interesting thing here is, the buildings are from the 15mm Flames of War range.
I shamelessly stole this idea from Keith Flint, author of the newly publishd "Honours of War" ruleset. See for example his blogpost "Villages and Towns in the SYW".

His ruleset is played with infantry bataillions of 20 figures and a 20 cm felt square can represent one village, as shown in the picture above.

I still have to paint a few more figures before being able to play a small scenario and able to show a complete table layout with troops. Watch this space.


  1. Looks very good.
    I noticed the Grenzers as Crusader minis and the Prussians as FrontRank and Foundry figures, but I don't know the manufacturer of the kneeling figure. Could you tell me the manufacturer, please?

  2. Thank you. Your observations are correct. The kneeling figure as well as the figure running are from Dixon Miniatures. I have done a size comparison in another blogpost. Just use the label category under this post and click on "Le Noble"