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Thansk pavol for a good read.
You wellcome guys!
We need prussians,austrians,french three wars each fighting other!
1.war 1859 Franco-austrian war[also known as austro sardinian war.France&Sardinia versus Austria
2.war 1866 Austro-Prussian war[italians as ally of Prussia
3.1870 Franco-Prussian war.
And plenty of german states allies
4.Danish troops would be bonus for war 1864-prussia&austria versus Denmark.We could use most of austro-prussian armies from above writen wars!
I aggree with you about the firing time of the Prussians. Of course this helped them a lot. But at Königgrätz the Prussians became involved in combat against the Austrian Jägers and came of worst.
Against the Bavarians the Prussians had a higher casualty rate than against the Austrians. The reason was the Bavarian Podewill gun, which shoot farther than the Prussian needle-gun. So the Bavarians lost around 40% more than the Prussians, but the Austrians several time the number of Prussians.
We were not soo bad in 1866. Ok, our Cuirassiers panicked and ran away, but beside this we are all heros
Or maybe Prussian cuirassiers didn't panic,but they couldn't decide with who will they fight,Austrian or Prussians,so they have desided to get some good german beer and wait for outcome of war!
yes, this could be the Bavarian way of life
BTW, yesterday I read the regimental history of the Bavarian 2nd Cuirassiers. One dead and 11 wounded in 1866. Sounds not like heavy fighting...
This would be an awesome conflict to have figs for! i've read a couple of articles about this war. it is widely recognized as the 1st real use of cartridge/bolt action rifles(by the Prussians) & breech loaded artillery(by the Austrians) in a major conflict.
If only sTRELETS OR any manufacturers were aware ? So many wars these figures could be used in.
Oh, yes! I agree too.
Thank you Uwe and Pavol for your interesting histories. I have now copied both.
As Strelets*R once said, "It is conceivable in our time that all the conflicts we are hoping for will be produced."
"The seeds of desire and need have been planted. Now for the harvest!"
Happy Collecting & Dreaming!
check out ALL the above dude.
further to uwe's mention of airfix magazine articles there were 6 in the series running from april 1970 to november 1970 covering the 7 week war 1866 with plenty of conversion guides,
cheers old john
Hello Old John , thank for the heads up .Afraid my big brother nabbed all my airfix magazines and the Air Pictorials i had delivered. Be good to see these pages scanned and then updated with any modern manufactured figures that may be included.
hello hank,if you want photostats of the 7 week war articles get in touch with me direct
cheers old john
and anyone else interested