Tuesday 30 January 2018

GNW Russians V

Well no army is complete without a few guard units. So I've added 2 battalions from the Semenovska regiment. However there were 3 battalions at Poltava. So the 3rd is on the painting table. The figures for the unit are all from Roundway.

I went for a lighter blue for the coats. I haven't as yet sourced the correct flag for this regiment so decided to give the colours to match their coats. Think they suit it. Well now I need to prepare for a campaign game this weekend. Think I'll be taking the Danes.

Tuesday 23 January 2018

GNW Russians IV

This is the 3rd battalion for my Russian army. This time from the Kievski regiment. I did have conflicting uniforms for these. Hoglund had yellow coats and Konstam red coats. I went for the yellow purely because I enjoy painting yellow coats. The figures are mainly Warrior with a couple from Dixon's. The flag is from Maverick Models.

I've now received my order from Roundway so I can begin painting up the 4 battalions from the Semenovska Guards in their light blue coats.

Wednesday 17 January 2018

GNW Russians III

It's been slow progress on the painting front. Namely because I committed both Mick and myself to try and re-fight all of the main battles of the Great Northern War. Between us we have all the armies covered. I've since been spending my time pulling together army lists and adjusting them to fix Micks rules. So far completed Klissow, Fraustadt, Kalisz, Lesnaya, Gadesbusch, Helsingborg and Holowycn. Where the Poles are involved I had to be slightly creative as most battles just list their numbers, I.e. 8000 Poles or troop types.

Next up will be Poltava. The other battles will probably take a little longer as they are less well known.

Back to painting. These are my second regiment of Horse Grenadiers, Roshnov's regiment. The figures are all from Warrior miniatures.

I'm now onto my last infantry battalion as I await an order from Roundway miniatures.

Monday 8 January 2018

GNW Russians II

As I am still awaiting an order from Roundway I've been rummaging amongst the unpainted lead to put together a couple of Russian battalions to get this project started. First up is a battalion of the Prebrazhenski guard. Not sure of the make of the troopers but the command are Donnington. The second unit is the first battalion of the Siberski regiment. These are a mix of Roundway, Warrior and Dixon's. The uniform for these were conflicting between red and green coats. I plumbed for red.

These did make nice change from cavalry. What with painting the Poles and some Russian and Danish Dragoons I'd be happy if I didn't see another cavalry figure for a while. Not to be as I've got some Horse grenadiers on the painting table now.

Monday 1 January 2018

GNW Russians I

So first post of the year is of the last figures I painted in 2017. They are for the start of my Russian army for 1708 onwards. My earlier Russian troops for the auxiliary corps in Saxon service will be kept separate.

First up is 3 squadrons of the Moscovoski Dragon regiment. The figures are from Warrior miniatures.

Next up is what all Russian armies need, namely artillery. So 2 batteries of medium guns already completed. I do have some mortars to add and intend to get some light guns as well. The figures again are from Warrior miniatures.

Medium artillery
Rummaging in my remaining figures I can add a Guard infantry battalion (nearly completed), 2 infantry battalions and 3 squadrons each of Dragoons and Horse grenadiers. These will keep me going until a small order from Roundway arrives with 4 more infantry battalions and some mounted colonels and Generals for some command groups.