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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, 16 September 2017

Finished: SYW Russian Dragoons and Combined Grenadiers

Well, this week I finally got around to gunking, drybrushing and flocking the bases of the combined grenadiers and dragoons this week. That means time for decent piccies:




Combined Grenadiers





No flags this time as the officers and men were drawn from the grenadier companies of the line regiments.


Nizegorodskiy Dragoons





With this regiment done, that is (finally) all of the Russian cavalry regiments painted that took part in the Seven Years War. If I do add any further cavalry, it will be more Cossacks.


I do still have another 13 line infantry regiments to paint, but I think I'll take a fairly long break from this army before tackling them. and another long break before tackling the Observation Corps.

15 comments:

  1. They are lovely, I really like the cavalry.

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  2. These look terrific. Great job, Tamsin.

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  3. Cracking looking troops Tamsin. Love the flag too.

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  4. Cracking looking troops Tamsin. Love the flag too.

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  5. A fantastic body of men.
    But can they fight??? :-)
    Cheers
    Stu

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  6. lovely work. really like the dragoons

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  7. I used my 7YW Russians today, I hope yours fight as well!

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  8. Very nice but that's still one hell of a load to paint up.

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  9. They look great Tamsin especially the cavalry.

    Best
    Willie

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  10. @ Norm - cheers!

    @ Jerry - thanks! :)

    @ Ray - cheers! :)

    @ Stu - thanks! We'll have to wait and see how they perform :)

    @ Neil - cheers! :)

    @ Herkybird - so I saw. I hope so too! :)

    @ Dannoc - thanks! It is a lot left to do (about the same again for the infantry if I do Observation Corps as well) which is why I'll be taking a long break before adding any more :)

    @ Willie - cheers! :)

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  11. Superb, love these impressive combined grenadiers!

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  12. Hi "Mythical Beast", you've found a new belgian fan! Your painting job is tremendously impressive, amazing result. I'd like to know the size of your SYW infantry and cavalry bases, 30 x 30 mm?
    Cheers
    Richard

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    1. Thanks Richard! Yes, the bases are 30x30 mm, which is the basing convention for King of the Battlefield.

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  13. Russian or not Russian?! ;)
    Hi Tamsin, your Russian hussars wear fur cap but, if I'm not wrong, the Essex SYW Russian wear mirliton. Did you paint Prussian (or others?) as Russian?
    Cheers,
    Richard

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    1. Hi Richard,
      You are absolutely right - for the Russian hussars in busby/kopak I had to resort to non-Russians. I seem to recall using Prussian and Austrian hussars from Essex; I'm pretty sure I mixed the two for the Novoserbskiy and Slavianoserbskiy regiments, but used one or the other for the rest of the non-mirliton-wearing hussar regiments. I only did two of the mirliton-wearing regiments as the other two didn't fight in the SYW.
      Hope that helps,
      Tamsin

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