Friday, 7 March 2014

Building August,1914 Part Two

We are continuing to build the set for this years show games, based on part of the Battle of Tannenberg in August 1914. Many people think that the battle took place in Russia, but after a little research we realised that in fact it took place in East Prussia, and was part of the German drive to defeat the Russian invasion of East Prussia at the start of the war.

This means that all the buildings are Prussian not Russian. The architecture of the region is basically north European, which meant we could use a wider range of buildings to create the look of the area. We are still at the "whittling" stage, although we'll shortly be ready to start the grasswork, roads, lake and railway line. With only 5 weeks to go to Salute it will be cut a little fine but we will be ready!

Here's a couple of pictures to show you where we have got to so far.....



  1. Coming along nicely guys ... I reckon you'll be finished by Christmas!

  2. Yes, but which one.... they said in 1914 it would be over by Christmas! We are on course for completing the set for Salute on 12 April. But then the Titanic was on course for New York too!

  3. Always a joy to see your displays, looking forward to this one. Nice to see the eastern front getting some attention by gamers.