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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.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Cuirassiers Day Four

I skipped doing any painting on Friday evening because I was feeling wiped out. Instead I had a good session yesterday, which saw me finish painting them and getting them varnished. So, that was Day Three. For Day Four all I've done is take them off the painting sticks and glue them onto their bases.

As you seem to like WIP pics, here's a few of them now that they're stuck onto their bases:

These are the Kazanskiy and Novotroitskiy regiments, which were converted to cuirassiers from dragoons. Although it isn't known exactly when they were issued with cuirassier uniforms and equipment I ended up painting them to show that they had. For a while I had toyed with the idea of painting them both with a mix of cuirassier and dragoon uniforms and equipment but abandoned that idea for simplicity.

Both regiments had the same flags, so to help with identification you will notice that I have placed the ensigns on different sides of the command base. To further help I've also done this:

I'm going to be doing this for all the Russians, which does mean a little bit of work is going to be required.

With these done, I've just got the six generals to paint which should be a fairly quick job, then I can do the basing for all of this batch, hopefully before next weekend.


  1. They are looking absolutely splendid Tamsin.

  2. Well Tasmin, you did it again...
    Fantastic set and pantjob!

  3. Well Tasmin, you did it again...
    Fantastic set and pantjob!

  4. I can almost hear the thundering appraoch! They look great.

    Best Regards,


  5. Nice work. Like the Tricorne lads

  6. Very nice work. I'm glad I found your blog and will add it to my followed blogs list.

  7. @ Michael A - thank you m'Lord! :)

    @ Remco - cheers! :)

    @ Stokes - thanks! I wouldn't want to be in the way of these as they charge across the battlefield :)

    @ Markus - cheers! :)

    @ John - thanks and thanks! :)

  8. They look wonderfull!
    Why don't you paint the sides of the base in different colors to identify your units?