Monday, 14 November 2016

GNW Russians

I've finally managed to complete the last 4 battalions so that I can field the Russian Auxiliary Corps for Fraustadt. The first 2 battalions are Bilits and the 3rd battalion of Patkuls regiment. I kept both of these in the more traditional green coats.


The next 2 battalions are Gulitz and Arnstedt. I've depicted Gulitz in the white coats issued by the Saxons. For Arnstedt I decided on the reversed coat. Sources for Fraustadt claim the Russians were informed to turn their coats inside out to look like Saxons.


The figures for these battalions are from Roundway.  I really enjoyed painting these. However I doubt I'll paint up any more Russians apart from some mounted Grenadiers.

Now no Russian would be seen without a redoubt in this period. I've made 2 so far to fit onto my hexes. They were quite quick to make with matchsticks and modelling clay.



My future plans for the Great Northern war revolve around adding a few more units to my Swedish force and to make a start on the Danes.

13 comments:

Dave Huntley (sheepman) said...

Those redoubts are great Scotty, must do some for my hexes aswell!
Dave.

Neil Scott said...

Quick and easy mate. Well worth the effort

Phil said...

Beautiful troops and redoubts, well done Neil!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Phil

Rodger said...

Great work on the troops and the redoubts Neil!

Neil Scott said...

Thanks Rodger

Ray Rousell said...

Top looking figures!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Ray

Francis Lee said...

You're a painting machine Neil and redoubts too!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers Fran. It's easy when it's a period I enjoy

David Cooke said...

Very nice figures and thanks for the idea for redoubt creation!

Neil Scott said...

Cheers and no problem David,

Michał Kucharski said...

Top work !