Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Ufa Russian Cossacks

Work continues on fielding a gameable, opposition force in Kevin's Great Game project.  Following the Russian hussars seen earlier in the month, today a dozen Wargames Foundry Russian Cossacks depart the painting desk.


As all of the Foundry figures in the Crimean War range, these light cavalry are well formed.  The only issue I have with these sculpts is that the ponies' tails are very fragile.  I lost quite a few during shipping and then later during painting.  Hopefully, epoxy will keep most of the tails intact during the rigors of gaming.  If not, they might just be bobbed!  A second dozen of these fine chaps await in The Lead Pile to offer reinforcements when needed.

I will stick the this project for one more unit before moving on to something else.  On the workbench are two dozen Sikhs in their summer (dirty) whites.

24 comments:

  1. Stunning job, the first picture is an amazing close up, outstanding details!

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    1. Thank you, Phil! I really appreciate your kind comments!

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  2. Very nice work Jonathan. I think there's something to said for those sculpts to, those could also pass for Russian dragoons in undress.

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    1. Thanks! The Foundry Crimean War range is really quite excellent. Russian dragoons, proper, lurk in The Lead Pile but that is a good suggestion. What about the open-handed Cossacks ready for a lance? Would dragoons carry a lance?

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  3. Lovely (if such a thing can fairly be said of Cossacks, heh!).
    Had they abandoned lance pennons by this time?

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    1. Thank you, Peter! The Russians may not have abandoned lance pennons but I have! I should investigate more. I have seen period paintings/photos without pennon.

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  4. Very nicely done, great looking unit! When you mentioned Foundry Cossacks before, I thought you were referring to the Copplestone ones. :-)

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    1. Much appreciated, Jason! These lads are Foundry Cossacks I referred to earlier.

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  5. Oh, I love this unit! Your basing, horses and uniform colors give a great monochromatic effect.

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    1. Monty! Very good to hear from you! Glad you like these Russians. With all of the browns, it does look monochromatic. Good observation!

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  6. lovely display of "serf" :o) cavalrymen - marvelous brush work and flocking of bases too Jon!

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    1. Phil, thank you so much! Not as fancy as your recently released Saxon cavalry (beauties they are, for sure!) but these troopers will be ready for some dirty work repelling British from the NWF.

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  7. Lovely work on the Cossacks Jonathan - lots of movement in this unit!

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  8. Great work Jonathan! You sure seem to be pumping out some figures at present.

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    1. Thank you, Mark! You are right! Figures are marching off the painting desk at a good rate (for now).

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  9. It never matters the age, lancers just always look extra awesome.

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    1. Yes, lancers are a fun troop type to field.

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  10. Great looking cossaks, so many so fast! That light blue gives them that little zing and stops them being too drab
    best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! When searching through the facing colors of the Cossack regiments, I thought the light blue would make a handsome contrast against all of drab brown. Glad you agree!

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  11. A very fine unit, Jonathan, some of the Czar's best. The blue trim really makes them pop. I am sure the Bengal Lancers will see them off in fine style.

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    1. Thanks, Michael! You are probably correct. The Bengal Lancers will likely see them off the field. I guess I need more Russians!

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