Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Cossack Artillery for The Great Game

Following closely on the heels of the Russian regulars are two Cossack guns (I suppose these would represent sections of two guns each) for service in the Russian Expeditionary Force.
Also of note; the Russian hussars, fielded earlier as single-based figures, are now mounted in pairs.  I recall Kevin's cavalry being larger than eight figures in strength so I need to add at least four more troopers to bring it up to twelve figures.
What is up next for the REF?  A battalion of natives, I think.  

18 comments:

  1. A couple more great looking units for the REF. Nice work.

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    1. Thanks, Jason! One more work in progress for this project before I switch to another project.

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  2. Really nice, love the Hussars!

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  3. Another very fine addition to you collection Jonathan!

    Christopher

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    1. Yes, it is. Hopefully, I can pace myself and stop at just enough for an expeditionary column. We will see...

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  4. Impressive production and quality again, Jonathan.

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  5. Great! Your project coming along nicely Jon!
    Looks like you used a light wash over the great coats?

    cheers,

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    1. Yes, the Russians in greatcoat move along very nicely.
      Of course! A splash of Minwax is de rigueur in my workshop.

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  6. Very nice Cossack Artillery; "Czar" Barry has a nice Napoleonic Cossack artillery battery (from Steve Barber models).

    The Hussars look fine too, but... where is the lace, the frogging, the barrel sashes, etc.??

    By all that's holy, not even a fur lined pelisse to be seen! Modern times. Hmpf! :-)

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    1. Utility and practicality vs lace, braid, and plumes. Modern times and modern warfare; what became of the glory? At least the British looked smart on the mid-19th Century battlefield.

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  7. Looking an awful lot like a Crimean war collection to me...

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  8. The look suitably dastardly, with possibilities, as CK notes, in the Crimea and elsewhere.

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    1. The tall, conical headgear and long greatcoats do add to their sinister appearance. Good observation. Of course, you and I both grew up during the Cold War and that is the effect our media were driving towards.

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