Saturday, June 27, 2020

Reinforcing Russians

Hi all,

Finished up a cavalry base for my Blucher Russians.  This is Lanskoi's brigade at Lutzen, composed of the Alexandria, White Russia, and Soum Hussars.

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Uniforms were grey, black, and blue.  A somber lot, this.


Tried something a little different with this base, going for a larger number of "unit clumps" composed of a smaller number of figures.  Not sure if it sells the effect as well as the last base I did, but it's growing on me.

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Turns out, 6mm pelisses (pelissae?) are kind of cute.


In Blucher, there's only two categories of Russian cavalry (three, if you include cossacks), heavy (guards and cuirrassiers) and "not-heavy", which seems to include dragoons, hussars, uhlans, etc.  I figure by sticking to an all Hussar brigade, I can run these as "lights" in any game with more granular distinctions between units.  I'll admit, I am tempted to do up a mixed cavalry brigade at some point, although the Russians seem to have mostly brigaded their cavalry by weight.

Some AoS/40k stuff is likely next, and then more historicals.  Until then, stay well.

FMB

14 comments:

  1. Fine looking stand, Markus, and painting on these little horsemen is superb.

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  2. They look very nice on this stand a big plus

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  3. The Russian hussars had some of the loveliest uniforms of the period. Yours look great!

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    1. Cheers, James. They were pretty fun to paint. I'm enjoying how the Blucher bases let me put different units on the same element.

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  4. They look great.
    I do like the effect of small groups on the bases.

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    1. Cheers, Paul! I'll keep playing around, and try different compositions.

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  5. Great job! I like the figures in clumps, looks a little less regular.
    Tiny horsemen are kinda cute I guess. 😀

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  6. Splendid looking Russian hussars! Teeny tiny pelisses! Lovely!
    Best Iain

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