Friday, April 30, 2021

From GregB - More 12mm Germans for Early WW1

In this squinty photo are more 12mm early-WW1 German troops - nearly all from Kallistra.

Greetings all - here are some more 12mm Germans for my early WW1 project. There is a bit of a twist compared to my previous submissions on this subject - where my previous figures had been from Great Escape Games, nearly all of the figures you glimpse here in this submission are from Kallistra's 12mm WW1 range (the lone exception is the MG08 gunner - an extra I had found in one of my packs from Great Escape Games - always nice to get a surprise like that :) 

View of the infantry elements - the MG08 on the right is from great Escape Games - everything else is from Kallistra.

Most of the basing is consistent with the game "1914" from Great Escape Games, but there is one square base in the group - I intend to use this as a "Regimental Command" for games of "Great War Speahead". There is a unity of infantry, a command base, and a regiment of cavalry, both mounted and dismounted.

The Kallistra sculpts are very nice, and there is a bit more variety of poses available.

The Kallistra castings are a little thinner than the ones from Great Escape Games, but also have a bit more variety of poses and the range is a more established one with some extra variety. I recommend both Great Escape Games and Kallistra - they are excellent either way - but this gives some variety. 

German Dragoons - mounted.

For example, with the cavalry unit, these could/would represent some German Dragoons - either mounted or dismounted - to give some variety to go with the Uhlans. It's an example of how the Kallistra range is just a little more rounded out than Great Escape's (although, again, both are excellent - I recommend both). 

Side view of the Dragoons.

German Dragoons - dismounted. I might paint a base of horse-holders or something at some point...

It's been quite a dash to start this project. I have made a good start, and I feel a bit of exhaustion when it comes to this project, with my interests moving back toward other subjects for a time. We'll see where that goes - and at the rate vaccinations are proceeding in Canada, I expect you will see more of whatever that will be posted here...take care all, and thanks for reading!

11 comments:

  1. Working intensively on a project can wear you out, can’t it? Still, you have made a lot of headway. These are once again looking very good (although with all German cavalry carrying lances I’ll just have to take your word for it they are dragoons 😉). Great work, Greg!

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    1. Cheers Martijn! As I understand it - although I can be (and often am) wrong - many types of cavalry employed lances during the war, including Dragoons - so the Uhlans were not the only ones to carry them.

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  2. Another wonderful bunch of Germans. As someone prone to distraction (Squirrel!), I'm impressed that you can stay focused on one project for more than a single post. :)

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  3. Your collection must be quite large by now and it looks great!

    Christopher

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    1. Cheers Christopher! Yes, the German side has started out nicely - need to get around to the Allies at some point.

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  4. More fabulous work on those Greg! Time and again I'm impressed by what you achieve with these tinies.

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  5. Beautiful work dude! I'm impressed at how you've kept up the steam with this project. I look forward to a future game of '1914'.

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    1. Thanks Dude - can't wait to put a game on for you!

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  6. Great look Great War troops Greg.

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