Sunday, 22 July 2012

JJD: August Releases

The latest releases from JJD

More pictures and information available from the JJDUK website

The intriguing figure pictured below is part of John's marvellous Knights of the Skies range and depicts a German mechanic with a number of accessories necessary for his work. It would certainly add a bit of variety to any WW1 aircraft diorama display

The two figures pictured below are the latest additions to one of John's new ranges, the Seven years War focusing on the Battle of Leuthen, one of Frederick the Great's feats of military genius

The figures, like all the others planned for the series, are based on the famous Carl Rochling painting of the Prussian Guard storming the churchyard at Leuthen

At the Battle of Leuthen, fought on 5 December 1757, Frederick the Great's Prussian army used maneouver and terrain to decisively defeat a much larger Austrian army under Charles of Lorraine, thus ensuring Prussian control of Silesia during the Seven Years' War

Of all of his battles, none shows Frederick's military abilities more than the Battle of Leuthen. His leadership before, and throughout, the battle show his capabilities as a military commander. The Battle of Leuthen can truly be considered to be Frederick's masterpiece

The range will be released over the course of 2012 and should include figures to create an incredible set piece diorama faithfully mirroring the painting. There is talk of a Church, or gate, and lots of advancing Grenadiers, including the dynamic officer pictured. Based upon the success of this range, John will consider the expansion of this Seven Years War collection to include Prussian and maybe Austrian firing lines and marching poses

The other releases in the series so far are pictured below

Happy hunting!

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