Tuesday, December 5, 2017

More russian foot artillery

I have completed new batteries for my russian foot artillery. Having got the Clash of Eagles expansion for Black Powder, I see that they propose you field larger batteries for russians, so I decided to represent my russian batteries with a total of 4 guns, instead of my usual 3.

This is the light battery (second in my collection):

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And here is the heavy battery. I used two large guns from the Hat Wurttemberg Artillery set, to represent the heavy pounders in the unit, alongside smaller guns.

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All these photos were taken using my new homemade lightbox. I wasn't very happy with the light and focus of the pics I've been taking recently with my phone, so I decided to give it a go with a improvised light box, and I'm pretty happy with the results. 

My cardboard lightbox in action:

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Russian Guard Cossacks

First unit of the Russian Guard painted. These are the Guard Cossacks, from Italeri/Zvezda, beautiful sculpts, as can be seen.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Russian Emperor's Cuirassiers

My first regiment of russian cuirassiers was the Empress' (red facings), so now for my second one I chose to do the Emperor's regiment, of blue facings. I plan on doing at least another 3 regiments for my russian heavy calvary, including the Chevalier Gard and the lifeguards, but this might take a while.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

British Life Guards

Here are my 1st and 2nd Life Guards, a couple units recently added to my british cavalry. These are Revell models, currently out of production, but still reasonably easy to find on ebay and such.

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I already had the Horse Guards (aka The Blues), so now my Household Cavalry is complete!

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Russian Line Infantry - Bielostock Regiment

Another regiment finished. This one has an officer from the Hat Napoleonic Officers set, which fits nicely along with the Zvezda sculpts.


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I also painted a few more jagers for the russians. Enough to make a small formed unit and a handful of skirmishers. I'll expand them into a full formed battalion over the next months.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Russian Line Infantry - Finland Inspection

Another regiment done, this one belonging to the Finland Inspection. 
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I was building my regiments of line infantry solely with musketeers, because I believed the grenadiers from all battalions were combined into grenadier regiments, but I recently learned that those combined regiments took their grenadiers from the reserve battalions, which means the battalions in the front should be represented with their proper detachments of those elites, so corrected that with all the battalions I have so far.

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