Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Prussian Expeditionary Force

All this circumnavigating the globe business takes it out of you a bit. I've been back for just under a week now but the jet lag is still getting to me. Nevertheless, I sat down to do my first bit of preparation, painting and converting today for a new cavalry regiment.

Now readers of this blog will know only too well that cavalry doesn't happen very quickly at the Hinton Spieler, so to keep everyone entertained while I go through the painfully slow production process I'll be posting about my recent war gaming adventures.

To help me in this task was my very own Prussian Expeditionary Force (PEF), which was assembled at the request of Ian S. I had posted it shortly before I set off, so it was with some trepidation that I opened the box at my sister's house after I arrived in the UK. Much to my relief, the only damage was a couple of bent bayonets and a couple of hussars which had come loose from their bases.

The PEF deployed and ready for action somewhere in southern England.

The PEF comprised the 10th (1st Silesian), 18th (6th Reserve) and 25th (von Lutzow) infantry regiments, the Leib Hussars and the Garde du Corps.

Four battles were fought in four different locations over the next two weeks, although the PEF took part in only three of them. The first battle report and perhaps a shot or two of some of my new cavalry will follow from next weekend.

Till then,