Sunday, January 8, 2017

Siege of Vienna 1683, The Forces of the Empire

An Imperial/Austrian Officer

Time to show some more units for the upcoming Siege of Vienna project. The major battle of this campaign was the battle of Kaltenberg, a smashing victory for the Imperial forces. The German Emperor for once managed to call on his vasalls and they did what the Emperor asked them to do - defend the Empire. The bulk of this force comprised of German units or the different principalities of the empire. The largest contingents came from Austria, Bavaria and Saxony.  An allied Polish force was also present. So whenbuilding an Anti-Turkish force one have to consider which units to build first. I have started with Austrians. I do wish to utterly defeat my adversary(you can see his evil minions in the last posting on this blog). Thus I do need some pikes and heavy cavalry. I might need some lighter cavalry units, but I have bought any suitable minis for that......a few decisions  has to be made in a near future.


Imperial Austrian Curassiers, a unit know as "Graf Palfly-Erdöly"

Pikes, possibly a unit known as "Graf Mansfeld"




8 comments:

  1. Exellent looking minis!

    Might we run a game of the Pikeman's Lament using this setting...

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    1. Tank you Micke! We have by now enough minis to set up a game.

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  2. I wasn't a great fan of the Reiver castings but those cuirassiers look very nice.

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    1. Thank you Paul! I have found a number of minis from Reiver Castings that I do like. At first glance they do look a bit rough, but once cleaned up I find them quite nice and chunky.

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  3. Good-looking troops.
    How spear arms are so direct

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