Thursday, 2 May 2013

Napoleonic Russian Army Review

Given I'd just completed some generals I thought it was worth a review of my Russians to see what's still needed. (Don't forget to see a bigger picture right click on the image and open in a new tab. Otherwise it opens in Lightbox)

The complete army

The original infantry Paskevitch's 26th division, nearly 40 years old. Originally painted for a big Borodino bash at the Bath Wargames Club.

The "second" division, a mix of Guards, Grenadiers and Militia

The guns, being Russian, you need a lot of these. Original Airfix conversions to the left.

The heavy cavalry, three regiments each of cuirassiers and dragoons.

Light cavalry, three and a half regiments, hussars, cahsseurs and lancers, plus a single guard cossack regiment. Plus a horse battery.

The cossacks

A few more pictures

Certainly need to paint a few more commanders.

18 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

Blimey!!!! That´s a brillaint looking army!

Stokie Steve said...

Very impressive Will!.. Very nice.

General Reeve said...

Fantastic job Will. Keep it up mate

EinarOlafson said...

Impressive!!

adeptgamer said...

Such a fine collection. It is envy inducingly cool!

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

Wow!

Millsy said...

My oath that's impressive. Well done sir!

Sander said...

Well I'm flabbergasted at the shear amount and quality of this army! Incredibly well done!

Cheers Sander

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Yep! That's a mighty fine looking army/collection.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Rafael Pardo said...

Ready to fight for the Tsar and the Holy Mother Russia!
Regards
Rafa

Mike said...

Wow, that's quite an army; just in time for all of those 1813 battles.

Phil said...

Very impressive, quantity and quality are great!!
Phil.

Stryker said...

That's truly impressive! I have in my lead pile some Hinton Hunt Prussian cuirassiers (painted as Russians)that I believe were once yours - did they take part in that Borodino fight?

Ian

Sean said...

Spectacular looking army. Maybe some day I'll get there.

wargame amateur said...

Always nice to see the soldiers of the Tsar en masse. You have done a brilliant job Will. Very impressive

David

Anibal Invictus said...

Wow! Almost scale 1:1... poor Bonnie!!

Fire at Will said...

Wow, thanks for all the positive comments guys. I had felt that I needed to spend time rebasing the army before taking any pictures.

Ian, the Russian cavalry were a purchase after the Borodino game funded by a grant cheque (in the days when you were paid to go to university) you may have spotted the other odd Hinton Hunts still in the collection, standard bearers, artillerymen and limber riders.

Dalauppror said...

Stunning sigth!!!

Best regards Michael