About ansbachdragoner

I'm currently living with my partner Laura in Hornsby, north of Sydney in the great nation of Australia.

I've been painting miniatures on and off for the past five years, before that I assembled and painted 1/35 scale WW2 subjects, and have several dioramas still laying around, as well as a lot of unassembled kits.

My current project is to create several Napoleonic formations (French, Russian, Austrian and Polish all 1805-12) based for the General de Brigade ruleset. Although I don't play with the figurines, I think that the GdB system best gives the sense of size and grandeur of these units.

I've an interest in the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, and I could be accused of being a bit of a Francophile. I also have an interest in the Second World War, particularly the lesser known actions of the Eastern Front. Besides that, I have an overall interest in European history, basically from Karl der Große to Gustavus Adolphus thru to the Seven Year's War, Franco-Prussian War and World Wars I and II.

I currently work for an international TV station, although I'm planning on going back to school in '07 to Get my degree in Teaching - English and History.

The nickname comes from the Ansbach-Bayreuth dragoon regiment which saved Frederick the Great's Prussian army from at the Battle of Hohenfriedberg, 4 June 1745. Their charge resulted in the capture of 2,500 Austrian troops and 67 regimental flags.Prussian Dragoner Regiment Nr.5 (Ansbach-Bayreuth) at Hohenfriedburg, 1745