Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Russian Dragoons (1)

Here are two Russian 28mm SYW Dragoons Regiments - Nizegorodski at the front and Tverski behind. All Russian dragoons looked the same so the only way you can tell the regiments apart was from the small regional cost-of-arms on the double-headed eagle on the Leibflag flag.

I will be painting 4 'real' Dragoon regiments and 3 'faux' regiments. The latter were dragoon regiments converted to Cuirassiers during the course of the war but it is unknown when they received their new uniforms (remember they were almost constantly on campaign) and certainly they are unlikely to have been given heavy Cuirassier horses to replace their rather small (by comparison to Prussian dragoon horses) horses.

The blue in the pictures is somewhat lighter than I have painted them, I have favoured a medium blue for the first coat and a cornflower-medium blue mix for the shading. The figures are from Foundry and are again Copplestone sculpts, like the majority of the Prussians, and are superb.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

ACW Zouaves and KGL Hussars

I have 4 units of Zouaves and one unit of Napoleonic British KGL Hussars on eBay at the moment.
Please feel free to have a look if you have a minute spare.


Sunday, 1 January 2017

SYW Austrian Kaiser Hussars

Kaiser Hussars with a rather drab uniform, well by Austrian standards anyway, which is, perhaps, why not too many people paint it. 2017 will be  a year in which I paint an enormous SYW Russian army.

Friday, 30 December 2016

French dismounted dragoons

Foundry dismounted dragoons (tricky to work with as none of them are standing upright - maybe they have just emerged from the Pub) of Regiments Royal and Apchon, which you have seen mounted recently.

One more post tomorrow of an Austrian Hussar regiment and that will finish off 2016. Roll on 2017.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

The last of the Prussian Grenadiers

24/34 Grumbkow Grenadiers, using Foundry figures. Those of IR24 are the eight on the left, those of IR34 are on the right.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Kleist Jaegers

Last of the Jaegers. I need to clear my desks for a new project starting next year.

Apchon French Dragoons

Some more French Dragoons (Foundry figures) as I tidy up for the year-end painting all sorts of miscellaneous bits.