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Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« on: February 08, 2008, 09:08:38 pm »
Östenreichisches stoltz!
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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2008, 02:16:48 pm »


Great photo and website Marc !!!

(I have been thoroughly enjoying Sawyer's adventures !!!  What's next?)

Thanks for sharing,
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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 04:29:22 am »
Very nice photo. Like to see some more if you have any.
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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 10:36:57 am »
I love the way the background looks so real - like they really are in the middle of a great plain.

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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 01:20:46 pm »
Hi Guys!

Thanks, Inspired by this painting with Prussian Grenardiers!
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British Cavalry attack!
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 09:46:31 pm »
The British regiment under command of General McDouglass is ready for an attack!

The General orders a frontal attack on the Austrian front lines!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 09:47:24 pm »
Will the lines hold!
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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 09:54:00 pm »


Wonderful pictures !!!


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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008, 05:48:10 am »
In german you will hear 'ganz großes Kino' for this. I really like that film.

Please continue.
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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008, 10:48:38 pm »
What a wonderful army and action photography!!! :o

Sometime I will be able to get two armies that size. :'(
(and photograph in focus, hehe ;D)

Congratulations, Marco!!!

PS: Do you know of Playmobil sets including recognizable British flags? I only found them in the old Playmobil pirate ship 3550.

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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2008, 11:04:41 pm »
Great,Wonderful job! This is an awesome battle and I love your website!
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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2008, 10:45:07 am »
That is super!

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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2008, 08:52:07 pm »
The pictures are magnificent, but raise a question to me...
It is said that the regiments of Swiss pikers and Landsknetches could use their long pikes to stop cavalry (in ways similar to those used by the sarissa-armed Macedonian phalanxes), but were vulnerable to harquebusiers. Then, it was introduced by Spain the "Tercios", mixing some arquebusiers with the pikers to defend themselves from fire. Then, it is told that the bayonet united both necessities in one.

Seeing the picture where infantry waits for cavalry with their bayonets as if they were pikes makes me think they are being used as pikes, and the history told in the above paragraph makes one think the bayonet replaced the functions of the pike.

But... don't you think that a bayonet is a very short weapon to replace the cavalry-impaling pikes or sarissas? Indeed, the Greek hoplites had a much longer weapon in their spear to defend from the Macedonian cavalry, and even then the Macedonian cavalry (also ussing sarissas) almost always defeated them (although it can be said that the cavalry attacking the bayonets do not use long spears here).

It seems that the bayonet is a good weapon to combat infantry, but not so good as the pike to deter cavalry, or at least inferior to a spear.

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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 01:12:19 am »
OMG!!! Makes me proud to have an Austrian father!

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Re: Österreichisches stoltz (Austrian proud)
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2008, 08:44:33 pm »
Yes it does seem that a musket with bayonet is less practical in fighting cavalry that a spear. But there must be some reason for the armies to have changed in weapons!
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