Progress this weekend on a few bits having laboured through late Romans shields I wanted something super easy……the Czech Legion are just that. They have sat under coated for a while and are now ready for battle.
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
Saturday, 28 August 2021
I have been working away at rebasing the next batch of Late Romans. They only needed limited repainting to blend them with my other figures and of course I repainted the shields (please don’t look to closely).
Monday, 23 August 2021
Following the success of our Leuthen battle we wanted another ‘big’ Seven Years War Battle to test our 10mm collection. The battle of Prague seemed a great option. I’ll give an immediate shout out to Frank Chadwick who covers the battle in his Battles of the Seven Years War and I took the OB from that although the maps and the set up are from other sources.
After the battle of Lobositz the Prussians outmanoeuvred the Austrians pinning the main Austrian army around the city of Prague. The wide Moldau river protected the city from the west so the battle inevitably took place to the East. The Austrians had taken up a strong defensive position looking north along a ridge of high ground running west to east. This high ground ended in two features called the Tabor Berg and the Homole Berg and run out into flatter ground to the east. Fredrick wishing to avoid a frontal assault sought yet again to outflank the Austrians this time to their right. Whilst he screened the manoeuvre with troops the bulk of the Prussian army marched east and then south. What had looked like promising flat ground turned out to be cut by streams, meadows and muddy fish ponds which significantly hampered the Prussian attack. This gave time for Field Marshall Browne to redeploy the right wing of the Austrian army onto the Homole Berg. The Prussians assaulted were pushed back, but as the Austrians then advanced a gap opened in the Austrian line which allowed the Prussians to force into the Austrian defensive position. To the south a major cavalry battle took place which ended when Zieten’s cavalry division arrived after an extended flank March catching the Austrian cavalry in the flank. Fearing they would be cut off the Austrians began to withdraw back west to the city.