Sunday, March 23, 2008

Some more eye candy from ChimaeraCon

These pics were taken by Lloyd von Zolms-Braunfels, who led the right flank of the Homburg-Imperial Army.

Here's a pic of the Imperial right flank. The Serbelloni cuirassiers (Old Glory figs) are closest to the camera, with the Ferdinand cuirassiers (Crusader miniatures, painted by Old Army Painting Service) behind. These were Lloyd's brigade. In the distance, the Imperial reserve made up of IR Salm-Salm and IR Neipperg have changed to column and are marching to the Imperial right flank.

This one shows the Ferdinand cuirassiers just before their ill-advised charge against the Fedoran Leibregiment. They were shot from the saddles, almost to a man. I think 4 figures survived the volley, and amazingly passed their morale check. Only to be destroyed the next turn.

Finally, here's a pic of the Fedoran-Germanians. In the foreground, Germanian (Prussian) Dragoon Regiment Schorlemer (Old Glory figures) just before the Serbelloni cuirassiers charged. In the background, the Fedoran (Brunswick) Karabiniers are about to change into column formation to move behind the dragoons, while the Leibregiment takes post near the town of Balcones. Leib and Karabiniers are RSM95 figures painted by Fernando Enterprises Miniature Painting Service.


Bluebear Jeff said...

These are very nice photos . . . I hope that you have some more to share (and hopefully Lloyd will update his Zolms blog -- his last post was at Christmas).

Thank you for sharing.

-- Jeff

abdul666 said...

Eye candy indeed! Thanks for sharing.

Then, then... where were the Landgrafin’s Fusiliers?


Ed Youngstrom said...

Umm...the Normalinfanterieregiment was in deep reserve...on the painting table.


Ed v. H-F

Martin said...

Hi Ed,

Fantastic looking figures, great game set-up, and excellent friends to play out the scenario. It just doesn't get better than that!
Keept up the good work (and postings)!



Gallia said...

This game, the appealing photos, these reports, our vicarious participation mentally/visually and sentiments expressed are all so very gratifying and cheering. Bravo to all of you. Congratulations too!
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