Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Prussian Royal Yacht Grille

 



I had a rummage in my 1/2400th scale lead pile and pulled out a Hallmark gunboat model, which I originally bought for the Battle of Jasmund project before switching over to the Tumbling Dice range. However, I think it's not too far off the Prussian Royal Yacht Grille, which played a not insignificant role in the war against the Danish blockading fleet in the Baltic. It's not an exact match but then neither are most of the other ships that I've used to represent the Prussian forces, especially the first class gunboats which are completely wrong apart from their relative size. I now have most of the gunboats, corvettes and frigates that I need for the entire war, let alone the Battle of Jasmund, so I'll start painting them over the next few days.

3 comments:

  1. The Hallmark gunboat is really nice. Looks like it might fill some gaps for the War of the Pacific too. Do you know which code it is?

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  2. It's Code FE26 - two in a pack - you can get them from Magister Militum. Not cheap and smaller / less durable than the Tumbling Dice models.

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  3. Thanks. Yeah they are shockingly expensive, especially since the recent price hike. I wish I'd gone ahead and ordered the Lissa ships before the prices went up.

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