ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

Another new book…

Yup!…

It’s another ‘I haven’t finished painting anything….here are some pictures of a new book post’…

I have a number of things in the works but… work, weather and house improvements have got in the way of painting…

So here is another book I bought way back at Partizan…

Prussian Landwehr of the Napoleonic Wars by Dr Stephan Summerfield…

This is a rather lovely book… and it illustrates how the Prussian Napoleonic Armies are not boring in the slightest…

One of the things that is missing from my Shiny Napoleonics is Prussian Landwehr…

Hopefully I will find some suitable figures and make amends…

Here are some images from the book…



 






So… Not boring…

All the best.  Aly

20 comments:

  1. Not boring at all especially if you are not painting Prussian Landwehr!

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    1. It is a very nice book Jonathan…
      I will certainly be painting some Landwehr at some point…I think the difficulty will be choosing which ones.

      All the best. Aly

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  2. A fine looking tome and nifty looking uniforms to boot.

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  3. And a very nice book it is too…and tempting.

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    1. It is indeed Mark…
      The difficulty will be choosing which units to paint.

      All the best. Aly

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  4. Looks like a useful book, if you are planning Prussian additions Aly. I am wondering if this constitutes a PB&J post?? And also wondering if you need to rename your blog Aly's Shiny Book Blog....? 😄

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    1. It’s certainly a useful book Keith…
      There is definitely a hint of peanut butter about this post 😁…
      Not having a painting desk at the moment is making it somewhat difficult to get toys painted… hopefully I should get something sorted out in the next week or so… but until then there may be more from Aly’s Shiny Books…

      All the best. Aly

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  5. The book looks very fascinating: from the few pages photographed we cannot judge the text, but the fact that the illustrations combine modern drawings, period paintings and photos of original equipment seems great to us.
    We are sure that these "shiny" books are fuel for the your mind, which at this point will give birth to an entire Napoleonic armée, as soon as you can get the brushes back in your hand! :)

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    1. It is an excellent book indeed and certainly inspirational.
      I am looking forward to when I can have a dedicated painting desk again.

      All the best. Aly

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  6. A very nice looking book somehow posting new books, new games makes it sound as if you’re busy even if you’re not and no painting has been done! I do it ask the time 🤪

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    1. I think it shows that I am at least still interested in the hobby…I can look at the books and imagine what it would be like to paint the toys…

      All the best. Aly

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  7. Nice looking addition to the Great Library!

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    1. It is indeed… I’m not entirely sure where all these books will actually go… I may have to build an extension 😁

      All the best. Aly

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  8. The Summerfield books on the Prussian Army are superb. A good find! I've only managed to score "Vol I: Prussian Infantry 1808-1840" That was/is a Partizan Press publication (2009).

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    1. I have also got two of Summerfield’s books on the army of Louis XV….
      They may get posted about soon 😁
      I will be keeping a look out for some more…

      All the best. Aly

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  9. Lovely looking book! I was looking at his Confederation of the Rhine troops in Spain, very nice, lots of volumes!
    Best Iain

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    1. There is certainly a lot of temptation out there for a book addict like me…😁.

      All the best. Aly

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  10. Coincidence strikes! Last week I was tackling some of the Rogue Trader Imperial Army miniatures you and the Perrys sculpted back in the late 80's. I was fishing around for some inspiration for the colours, and settled on some Landwehr uniforms with red collars and should straps because it's so eye-catching.

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    1. You certainly aren’t the first person to dip into historical waters for inspiration for the 41st millennium. 😁
      There are also some interesting Interwar uniforms… especially the Russians.

      All the best. Aly

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