Thursday, 31 December 2015

New logo, new range and a Happy New Year!

Here is the logo and brand for the coming Franco-Prussian range:
Eagles of Empire Miniatures. (Logo design by French illustrator, Manu.)

Why this name? During the 19th. The seeds of democracy were swept across Europe with the winds of revolution, but so was nationalism and imperialism. All of them were factors leading to a period of immense bloodshed in World history. The Franco-Prussian War set this process in motion, with the Eagle of Imperial France posed against the Prussian Eagle, gathering all the German states under its wings. 

The Churchyard in St. Privat getting stormed by Prussian guardsmen.
The Battle of Gravelotte St. Private.

The result was a united German Empire, which would shift the balance of power in Europe dramatically. A military and political landslide, that would lead the World into two “Great” wars, as young democracies battled totalitarian governments for the direction of Europe. But it was also a colourful period. One often referred to as La belle époque. 

The World Exhibition in London 1851 ringing in many of the technological
discoveries that would shape the later half of the 19th. Cent.

It was a period of Emperors, Kaisers and Tsars. It was a time of marvellous Grand Exhibitions and fantastic technological progress. Steam powered industry gave rise to new mighty weapons, while the telegraph and railroads changed the way that wars would be lead – and won. It was a time when the old collided with the new on the battlefield. 

Steam Power gave birth to the rail roads.
This would forever change the way armies and supplies moved,
and be a factor that could win wars.

I wanted a brand name that would cover all the above and span the period of 1870-1915, which is my main interest in history. I hope you will all give this new brand a warm reception.

As a further update, I can say that work on the release of the Franco-Prussian range continues. All the basics like packaging, webshop and roll-ups for the launch venue are being designed. I’ll share most of it here in previews during the coming weeks.

A parisian boulevard during "La belle époque".
Paris ca. 1900.

However, as this year draws to a close, I’d like to thank some of the people who have made this project possible:

Robert – UK based sculptor, who not only does the amazing sculpting, but who also have been a fantastic advisor on how to construct the range, to optimized it for casting.

Nick – Bavarian based hobbyist and gifted painter. Many of you know his blog already. Those of you who don’t, go have a look. I’ve been painting for more than 25 yrs, and I still find myself learning from his amazing work.

Manu – French illustrator based in Alsace. Manu has supplied all the basic artwork, and took the project on with great enthusiasm. During his work on researching the uniforms, he has been collaborating with a local Alsacian Franco-Prussian reinactor club, spilling him all the hints on how the uniforms really looked like. He has done an amazing job. More on that right here on the blog in the coming weeks.

Gustave Eiffel's tower still stands tall - and so does Paris.
Goodbye 2015 - Happy 2016 everyone!

Thank you all for your invaluable support during the work on Eagles of Empire – and a big thank you to all the blog readers, for your continued interest in my postings.

I wish you all a safe and HAPPY 2016!


  1. Great news, and beautiful new logo (French touch!)...Best wishes for 2016!

  2. Awesome logo!
    Happy New Year and best wishes! :)

  3. Great logo for a great range! All the best for 2016! /Mattias

  4. Great looking Logo! I wish you all the best of luck on your range as the sculpting looks great and choosing Nick to paint the range was a wise choice as I've seen his work up close and it lives up to the hype! Happy New Year!


  5. Love the logo and Godt Nytår!

  6. Looks awesome Sören!
    Now, give us some miniatures so that we might throw money at you! =)

  7. Great logo and I look forward to purchasing some of the miniatures once they are released. Happy New Year Soren! I am ready for our game day on Saturday, it has been a long time since we had a chance to throw some dice. See you in a few days!

  8. Happy New Year to you and your family..

  9. Looks stunning !!!

    Happy new year Matey!!!

    Best regards Michael

  10. Terrific logo, Soren! Best wishes for the new figure line and the New Year!

  11. Very impressive logo! Your new range is generating a lot of interest with friends of mine who I have shared your blog with. I really hope your range will be the best FPW range since the Perry's produced an FPW range over 20 years ago. Some of us have waited a long time for something to come along to equal or better it! :-) Have a superb New Year and successful 2016.
    Best wishes,

  12. It will be exciting to follow your venture – good luck and Happy New Year!

  13. Sounds really interesting - good luck with the new range!

  14. As you know I realy like the new logo! I wish you and yours all the best for the new year! May all your plans come to fruitition.

  15. Nice logo and interesting range. I do like the period and uniforms - red trousered French and picklehuabed Germans - that and the beginning of more advanced technology. If the rules are geared for skirmish (i.e. not too many figures required) I may have to get on the train - so to speak. Happy 2016 to you and yours, Soren!

  16. Thanks guys, your encouragement and support of this launch is highly valued! More pics on the Bavarian greens to come soon, plus I'll be making an actual launch date announcement.

  17. Happy New Year Soren

    Pleased to see that your project comes alive



  18. Really looking forward to the Bavarians, excellent news.