I'll be posting more about Hesse-Fedora, including the first initiates of the Grand Order of the Maltese Falcon in the coming days. But right now, I've only got time for a description of part of my SYW project:
My current SYW project grew out of the SYW games played at the local club, Lone Star Historical Miniatures. LSHM uses 15mm figures and home-brew rules adapted over the years.But several years ago I got hooked on the spectacle of 28mm gaming, especially using “Big Battalions.” I decided to start a Napoleonic project, but in the end opted for the SYW instead. I have been acquiring figures for several years, and have now amassed a pair of substantial armies.
1st Musketeer Brigade (4 battalions)
Infantry Regiment (IR) 5 alt-Braunschweig (2 bn)
IR 9 jung-Kleist (2 bn)
2nd Musketeer Brigade (4 battalions)
IR 13 von Itzenplitz (2 bn)
IR 18 Prinz von Preussen (2 bn)
3rd Fusilier Brigade (4 battalions)
Fusilier Regiment (FR) 35 Prinz Heinrich (2 bn)
FR 36 alt-Münchow (2 bn)
4th Grenadier Brigade (4 battalions)
Grenadier Battalion (GB) 13/18 von Finck
GB 5/9 von Billerbeck
GB 35/36 von Scheckendorff
Standing Grenadier Battalion 1
Cavalry Brigade (14 squadrons)
Cuirassier Regiment 8 von Seydlitz (4 sqd)
Dragoon Regiment 6 von Schorlemer (5 sqd)
Hussar Regiment 4 von Puttkamer (5 sqd)
Frei Battalion Le Noble
Battalions are 24 figures on four stands. Each musketeer and fusilier battalion has a fifth stand of grenadiers, which are converged to form the grenadier battalions listed. Sadly, I wasn’t paying close attention when choosing units, and the grenadiers don’t all match historically. IR5 should be with IR20; IR9 should be with IR10; IR13 should be matched with IR26; and IR18 should be with IR15. I did get it right with the fusilier regiments, as FR35 and FR36 actually did form a battalion under Major von Scheckendorff. The Standing Grenadier Battalion 1 is made up of the grenadier companies of its historical counterparts: Garrison Regiments 3 and 4 and the “New” Garrison Regiment.
The cavalry is made up of 6 figure squadrons, with 3 figures to the base. My original intent was two stands per historical squadron, keeping a 30:1 troop ratio. However, I made a math error along the way, and while the dragoons and hussars both have 30 figures, my Seydlitz Cuirassiers have detached a squadron somewhere en route and have only 24 figures present and ready for duty.
The artillery consists of two batteries, each of 2 model guns with 3 gunners per model.
The figures are a mix of Front Rank, Foundry, and Old Glory.
The entire Prussian force is therefore 17 battalions, 14 squadrons, and 2 batteries.