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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Challenge Day 44 - SYW Russians Round-Up

I did promise this a few days ago, so here it is - a round-up of my Seven Years War Russian army so far. I will, of course, be adding to it in the future.

The Generals

Original post:
Generals

Baron Ivan Tovokov, Count Vasilliy Oldvol, Vladimir Yvorluncz

I am deeply saddened to report that when they have been posted before, not one of you has commented on the dreadful punning names I've given them!

The Artillery

Original post:
Artillery




The Cavalry

Original posts:
Hussars
Cuirassiers, Dragoons & Horse Grenadiers

3rd Cuirassier Regiment

Kievskiy Cuirassier Regiment

Sankt-Petersburgskiy Horse Grenadier Regiment

Tverskiy Dragoon Regiment

Slobodskiy Hussar Regiment

Zeltiy Hussar Regiment

The Infantry

Original posts:
Grenadiers
2nd Moscowskiy & Apsheronskiy
Arkhangelovskiy, Astrakhanskiy, Chernigovskiy & Novgorodskiy

1st Grenadier Regiment

2nd Grenadier Regiment

Close-up on the Grenadier standards
Apsheronskiy Musketeer Regiment

Arkhangelovskiy Musketeer Regiment

Astrakhanskiy Musketeer Regiment
Chernigovskiy Musketeer Regiment
2nd Moscowskiy Musketeer Regiment

Novgorodskiy Musketeer Regiment
2nd Moscowskiy & Apsheronskiy standards

Arkhangelovskiy, Astrakhanskiy, Chernigovskiy & Novgorodskiy standards

That's not bad going really, to get all of these painted up in about 5 weeks, especially as that period also saw me painting up a few other things and included the Christmas break when I was away for a few days.

As I have already said, this is just the start of the army and I will be adding to it over the course of this year (after the Challenge has finished). But what will I be adding?

* 2 more regiments of cuirassiers
* 2 more regiments of horse grenadiers
* x more regiments of hussars
* some cossacks
* more commanders
* more artillery
*2 more grenadier regiments (arrggghhhh! Mitres! Complicated standards! The horror, the horror...)
* 4-6 more musketeer regiments


I won't be posting any WIP pics today and tomorrow's post will probably be the cops (if Curt has posted them a suitable time before tomorrow evening).

This afternoon and evening I will be working on the 6mm ACW test batch. I suspect that the next 4 units will also be test batches to find the best uniform colours.


11 comments:

  1. They're truly now an army and a cracking one at that !
    (Standards with infantry ? )

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  2. This was a very impressive project! And the speed that you managed to pull it off. Great job!

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  3. A proper fledgling army now.. Very nice.

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  4. Great looking troops, beautiful uniforms and artillery...

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  5. I admire your work very much, how you can paint this level of detail on so tiny figs amazes me! Cheers!

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  6. Tim just got a few gaming minis in the mail today. Yours look good.

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  7. That's a tidy little army and justfifies the effort you put into it. Going to be a good gaming force when they're finally finished and then you can start on the Prussians ;O).

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  8. Staggering quantity and quality.

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  9. Great levels of detail and speed, I think Essex will be having an holiday on you with the figures they sold you and the extra that they must sell post others seeing your work

    Ian

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  10. Hi TamsinP,

    Great start.

    Do you know about Kronoskaf SYW Project, the stuff on the Russians is invaluable, especially the nicely laid out OOB tables for 'force balancing'.

    http://www.kronoskaf.com/syw/index.php?title=File:Header.gif

    I wouldn't over do the Horse Grenadiers, the most I've found at a battle is 4 regiments at Paltzig and these were all only 3 squadrons strong. There were even less dragoons, but just to be a pain in the war gamer's bum they liked to use lots of hussars.

    I've just finished my Russian army for the SYW, I know you visit my blog sometimes so you might have seen them on parade. I love to play with the Russian army, and I'm sure you will too.

    Regards, and Good Luck with this project in the future,

    James
    Olicanalad

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  11. @ Zabadak - thanks! :)

    @ Samuli - cheers! I was pleasantly surprised by how quickly I got them done :)

    @ Dave - fledgling? Hmm, that sounds like a great description of it :)

    @ Phil - thank you :)

    @ RMacedo - 15mm is my main scale, so painting the detail on these is something I'm used to :)

    @ Whisk - thanks! :)

    @ Gary - cheers! Prussians? Nah, if I do an army of "the other side", it will probably be Hanoverians :)

    @ Michael A - high praise indeed :)

    @ Ian - they might well be able to afford a 5-star break on me if my Hussar plans are carried out :)

    @ James- I did see yours and had commented. They put mine in the shade.

    Kronoskaf is a great resource, and I made use of it while I was painting these up. I know what you mean about the cavalry - maybe just one more regiment of horse grenadiers and forget the dragoons.

    Good luck with your Austrians :)

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