Sunday, 21 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Wednesday, 17 June 2009
Rost and Grunspan are a superb Swiss reenactment group. They depict ww1 and ww2 Swiss soldiers.They have a most interesting website.If you click below it will take you to a page showing moving images from 1912 as well as the Group today:
Well worth a look and do explore the site too. Lots to see and inspire those of us who favour Army Red/White...
Monday, 15 June 2009
This book has been on my bookshelves since 1971!!It contains superb illustrations in colour and useful other material too. It has provided me with inspiration for my first figure for my opposition for Army Red/White. He has painted up well and will look excellent as part of a unit. More information soon...
Sunday, 14 June 2009
- Commander in Chief 0f theSwiss Army inWW1.
At the dawn of the First World War, Switzerland confirmed its will to remain neutral and to avoid the conflicts which were going to set Europe ablaze. However, Switzerland was divided between the German-speaking Swiss who favored the Central Powers, and the French-speaking Swiss whose opinions tended to support the Allied Powers. As a Germanic-speaking Swiss, and close to Kaiser Wilhelm II, Wille benefitted from the pro-Germanic current and the disparity within the Swiss Federal Council, which counted only one member from the French areas . In 1914, at the outbreak of warfare, a general mobilization of all military forces was issued. Wille, then a Colonel, was named General of Switzerland by the Federal Parliament on August 8, 1914 with 122 votes, against 63 votes for the other candidate, Theodore Sprecher von Bernegg. Von Bernegg would soon assume the rank of Chief of the General Staff and a reliable partner of Wille's. The opponents of the general described him as “militarist” whereas his partisans saw in him a chief ready to manage an army in mobilization thanks to his pedagogical talents. Wille decided to concentrate the bulk of his forces (238,000 men and 50,000 horses) close to the borders, particularly in Ajoie and Engadine
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
I particularly like the greatcoats in one picture and the poncho-style /riding capes in the other one. Ideas for conversion possibilities would be appreciated...
Monday, 8 June 2009
The photos depict two members of the 2nd Thun Mountain Infantry Regiment. With them is their Regimental Colour - kindly personalised by TVAG,thank you Sir!
The men are wearing the new feldgrau uniform newly introduced to Army Red/White. The 1st Thun Regiment has retained the older blue uniform for the present.
Sunday, 7 June 2009
Saturday, 6 June 2009
The first figures are nearing completion. Giles at Dorset has done me proud with his designs- thanks Giles! Note personalised flag (thank you TVAG !) with "Thun" upon it, skis courtesy of Ikea and the background features Swiss re-enactors in period uniforms. More figures ( and theses finished) tomorrow ...