Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Monday, 13 February 2017
There is a lot of Russian cavalry planned - enough to keep me going until the summer.
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
The lower three pictures are of a very nice vignette showing a Horse Grenadier removing a dodgy shoe from his mount.
I am now painting five Horse Grenadier regiments which you will see over the next few weeks. All five campaigned in the SYW.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
The bottom picture shows the three command bases for the 'faux' dragoons - Regiments Kazanski, Kievski and Novotroitsky. With a total of 16 squadrons one will be able to field any number of regiments up to seven in varying numbers of squadrons. Next week - dragoons on foot and following soon Horse Grenadiers.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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
Please feel free to have a look if you have a minute spare.