Wednesday, 13 September 2017

18mm SYW French: Regiment Limousin




And now for a change, you will be pleased to see. Even I was getting a tad bored of endless regiments of Russian infantry.

These are 18mm SYW French from Eureka and they are gorgeous, even if I am quite unable to do much with the faces.

I have been looking ahead to the day when I will have to downsize my home and that will mean a smaller war-games table in due course. So slowly I am selling off many of my 28mm and 40mm collections. The ancients armies now live in the USA. I will want to sell others too if your are interested - and if so, just drop me a message here or at 18th Century press - the link is on the right.

As usual I have started off with my favourite French regiment - Limousin.

Russian SYW: Azovski Infantry Regiment





The fifth regiment done. Progress, progress.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Russian SYW: Arkhangelogorodskiy Infantry Regiment




Number 4 finished. I could paint these in my sleep.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Russian SYW: Apsheronskiy Infantry Regiment




Number two done. Organisation as before.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Russian SYW: Vologdaskiy Infantry Regiment





Now I am starting on a big project to paint Russian infantry in 28mm. Here is the first of the regiments and the basing is unusual as it will allow both the early-war 3 battallion per Regiment organisation as well as the later-war 2 battalion per Regiment. The two battalion organisation (with two Grenadier companies, sometimes detached and sometimes not) is by far the more common but at the battle of Gross-Jagersdorff (1757) the old 3 battalion organisation shows up in OOBs. By just removing the third flag base one can create stronger two battalions for the later war period.

There will be 18 Regiments of foot (as above), as well as Grenadier Regiments and the Observation Corps, somewhere around 70-80 battalions!

Figures are mostly from the fantastic Foundry range although, for variety, there will be the occasional Front Rank or Crusader officer thrown in.

I think the Regiment looks rather impressive and I have enjoyed painting it but will I still be saying the same thing in 18 weeks time?

Monday, 7 August 2017

Do you recognize this sculptor?


I took this picture off Facebook and it is a 25/28mm ECW/European dragoon in resin I think. The figure is one of the best I have ever seen - in particular the size of the man in proportion to the horse.
I wrote to the sculptor (who is, I think, Russian) asking if I could buy one or some but sadly I received no reply.

If anyone has a contact email address for the sculptor, I would be grateful.

Soon I am putting many Ancients on eBay and posting here 18 week's worth of SYW Russian infantry.