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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, 13 August 2016

SYW Russian Dragoons and Horse Grenadiers

I gave in and drybrushed the bases last night, then flocked them first thing this morning. As I know you've been waiting patiently to see the finished units and I'm going to be away until Sunday evening, I thought I'd schedule this post for Saturday morning.

Anyway, here you go - piccies!

Group Shot:




Narvskiy Horse Grenadiers:




Riazanskiy Horse Grenadiers:





Arkhangelogorodskiy Dragoons:




Tobolskiy Dragoons:





The Colours:







All figures are 15mm from Essex, based on 30x30mm for King of the Battlefield.

I now have all three regiments of dragoons that fought in the Seven Years War, and just two more horse grenadier regiments to do - Kargopolskiy and Rizhskiy. Once the hussars currently on the table are done, I'll have two more regiments of those left to paint - Novoserbskiy and Slavianoserbskiy. Or four if I do 1st and 2nd regiments of both of those. Of course, I could always add the two hussar regiments that didn't fight in the SYW, but that might be overkill.

And then there is one more regiment of cuirassiers - Prinz Fedorovich - and another 21 infantry regiments...

17 comments:

  1. Lovely work there Tamsin! --Don't forget you can paint up more dragoons on foot (those who couldn't get horses!)

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  2. These look really awesome arrayed for battle - I especially like the variety of realistic-looking tones that you've achieved on the horses.

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  3. These got better and better.

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  4. A superb unit Tamsin, they'll look stunning on any table top.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  5. Lovely looking figures Tamsin. Love the flags!

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  6. Lovely looking figures Tamsin. Love the flags!

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  7. Fantastic work, Tamsin! I go away for a couple of weeks, and when I get back - you've painted a whole new army !! Just awesome!

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  8. Very nice and such great brushwork. The flags really add to the look.

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  9. @ Ski - thanks! :)

    @ Herkybird - you are a bad, bad man for making that suggestion! ;)

    @ Pawn Cocktail - cheers! The way I do the horses is to use thinned, but not wash-thin, colours over a white primer followed by an appropriate shade of wash/glaze. It helps to know a little about real horse colours to help select the base paints to use :)

    @ Clint - thanks! I'm pleased with how they've turned out :)

    @ Michael A - cheers m'Lord! :)

    @ Pete - thanks! :)

    @ Ray - cheers! Glad you like the flags :)

    @ Sidney - thanks! Not a whole army, just a brigade ;)

    @ Martin - cheers! :)

    @ Dannoc - thanks! It's amazing how clean the brushwork looks now, compared to how messy they were at the start :)

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  10. Hey cool paint job. LIke th work on the flags...Free hands??
    Or printed flags?? If I am right Essex has moulded flags so I guess you painted the designs on.

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    1. Thanks! And yes, that is freehand painting on the moulded flags :)

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  11. Hi Tamsin,

    you have done a great paintwork on them one more time, congratulations !

    the flags are really stunning!

    All the best.

    Gilles " PUNCH for Mortem et Gloriam !"

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  12. I was scrolling down the post and until I saw the text I thought they were 28s!! Damn fine work Tamsin!!

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  13. @ Gilles - merci! The flags are very impressionistic but freehand at this cale - what more can you expect? :)

    @ cmnash - thanks! Perhaps I should have put that they were 15mm at the top, but it's great if people think they are 28s until the big reveal at the end :)

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