SMS Scharnhorst

I have started to paint the second of my Spartan Games Prussian Empire Dreadnoughts.
I finished the first, SMS Blücher and will be painting this model in a similar fashion. I decided early on to use the same turret layout as my first Dreadnought and not use generators. I did wash the model first to remove any mould lubricant.
I then gave the model a white undercoat using Citadel Skull White spray.
SMS Scharnhorst
I also affixed the model to an old plastic blister using a hot glue gun to make it easier to paint.
I’ve named this ship, SMS Scharnhorst, after Gerhard von Scharnhorst, he was Chief of the Prussian General Staff, noted for his writings, his reform of the Prussian army and his leadership during the Napoleonic Wars. Blücher who was an army Field Marshall, is whom the Blücher class Dreadnoughts are named after, I have decided that the first of my dreadnoughts will be the SMS Blücher. Generally ships in the same class are named in a similar vein, so the first of the class is the SMS Blücher, this dreadnought will also be named after an army general, in this case Scharnhorst.

Prussian Empire Blucher Class Dreadnought

I mentioned in a previous post that I had got some Prussian reinforcements. One of the three blisters I got was a second Blucher Class Dreadnought to complement the first one I have finished.
I did think about changing the turrets to generators, but in the end maintained the four turret model that I had done with the first one.
Prussian Empire Blucher Class Dreadnought
Prussian Empire Blucher Class Dreadnought
One of the reasons I write up how I paint my models, is partly to inform others, but also to inform myself. So I will be using the workbench feature I wrote up on the first model to paint this second model. It will remind me of the paints and processes I used.

Prussian Tower Set

Here is the Prussian Tower Set out of the blister pack.

Prussian Tower Set

For many years, the Prussian Empire has been able to intimidate neighbouring territories with their overwhelming strength and infectious influence. Their significance is perpetuated in their Tower Set – a menacing piece of architecture that will undoubtedly serve you well in battle.

 Prussian Empire Tower Set

You get the four variations included, Communication, Flak, Shield and Tesla.

 Prussian Empire Tower Set

 Prussian Empire Tower Set

 Prussian Empire Tower Set

 Prussian Empire Tower Set

Dystopian Wars Prussian Bunker

The Dystopian Wars Prussian Bunker is a large resin model.

Dystopian Wars Prussian Bunker

I was surprised by the lack of detail on this model compared to other Dystopian Wars models I have in my collection. I suspect that this was intentional, especially for the Prussian Bunker which has a utilitarian feel to the model. The other bunkers for the other nations appear from the advertising material to be more “fancy”.

Dystopian Wars Prussian Bunker

The Prussian Bunker consists of two pieces of resin, the roof and a hefty main structure.

Dystopian Wars Prussian Bunker

You also get metal turrets.

Prussian Bunkers

To support my Prussian ships I bought a Bunker Complex and the Tower Set. These are really nice resin castings which add a different dimension to games of Dystopian Wars.
The bunker complex to me combines elements of the Maunsell Forts that the British placed around the UK in World War Two and German Atlantic Wall bunkers from the same era.
Prussian Bunker Complex

Befitting of the largest empire in Western Europe is the Prussian Empire Bunker Complex. This fortifying structure will cause nightmares for your opponents as they try, in vein, to break down its impeccable defences.

I had a bit of trouble finding a Prussian Bunker and had considered getting the French Bunker or even the Russian one. However as I had Prussian ships I wanted a Germanic feel to the architecture and to fit in with the naval vessels.
I also got the towers, and they also for me are reminiscent of the Maunsell Forts, but also the Martello Towers of the Napoleonic Wars.
Prussian Empire Towers

For many years, the Prussian Empire has been able to intimidate neighbouring territories with their overwhelming strength and infectious influence. Their significance is perpetuated in their Tower Set – a menacing piece of architecture that will undoubtedly serve you well in battle.

Though I quite like the Prussian towers, I think Spartan Games missed a trick with the design of the Kingdom of Britannia Towers, as they look like castles, whereas I think they should have gone down a Martello Tower look.
I think the question is what colour should I paint these, thinking that grey is probably going to be the best choice.
I’ve not had a chance to really read or reflect on the rules, but not sure how these will play out in a game. They would appear to be either going to deprive the enemy part of the table on which the game is been played, or really need to be the main objective of the scenario, as in destroy the bunker.

Hussar Class Gunships

I mentioned in a previous post that I had got some Prussian reinforcements. As well as a blister of battlecruisers, I also got a blister of Hussar Gunships.

These are nice castings and there are three models in the blister.
Hussar Class Gunships
Very cleanly cast.
Hussar Class Gunship
However no rear armament.
Hussar Class Gunship
Side view.
Hussar Class Gunship
After washing the resin, I will affix the turrets and give the models a white undercoat.