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Kilkrazy Inactive Member15 Sep 2008 1:12 a.m. PST

Back in the summer I commissioned a large Russian 1812 army using Baccus 6mm figures from Neil Kennealy at Reinforcements By Post.

I received the finished army last week and having spent hours unpacking I must give unstinting praise to the results.

The army consists of 48 bases of infantry (60mm square for Polemos, with 48 figures per base) 38 bases of cavalry (18 per base) and 28 artillery (battery bases and limbers.) There are also command bases, courier figures and casualties.

The quality of painting is fantastic. The detail on the figures is brought out beautifully with hat cords and cross belts picked out. Horses are assorted colours with socks and stripes, and their saddle blankets are edged.

The quality of basing is excellent. I wrote out basing requirements, for example, some units in column, some in line. The cossacks are based fairly raggedly (these are my favourite) and I also had generals added to some bases for colour. Some bases have skirmishers as well as formed troops. I supplied the bases from Litko as I wanted thinner bases. The bases are finished with a mixture of rough earth and static grass which looks great.

I didn't have to worry at all about uniform colours since RBP have their own reference library and handled all that.

I also want to mention the quality of packing because this is important for safe delivery of lead figures. Each 60mm square base was individually packed in a small cardboard box filled with puffed rice grains, and the artillery and command stands were individually wrapped in tissue paper and newspaper. The whole was packed into a cardboard carton about 14 inches cube filled with more puffed rice -- all the rice is going on my compost heap.

Despite the long trip from Bangladesh, the only casualty was one flag that had fallen off the flagstaff!(A bit of careful bending was needed to get some of the figures and bayonets to stand up straight -- this is inevitable considering the huge number of figures and the distance they have travelled -- and in no way constitutes criticism.)

If I was going to make this army myself I would never have finished, so I am very happy to congratulate and thank Neil and his staff for their excellent work.

Whatisitgood4atwork15 Sep 2008 1:56 a.m. PST

Thanks for the review. Sound very good.

Pics, please, please pics so we can see for ourselves.

blucher Inactive Member15 Sep 2008 2:18 a.m. PST

how long did it all take?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2008 9:46 a.m. PST

I second the high praise- my army is Austrian, and the painting and research are of the highest standard, even up to the right pelisse on the hussars – Neil is great about special requests and I agree as to the packaging – you could roll a tank over

I don't have access to posting pics, but their web-site has a good gallery

It took about three months for my very large Austrian order (essentially a corps for Age of Eagles) to arrive in Canada from when I placed the order

donlowry15 Sep 2008 1:05 p.m. PST

I second the request for pictures!

Kilkrazy Inactive Member15 Sep 2008 3:29 p.m. PST

It took about 3 months. I ordered them in early June and received them in early September. This is slightly longer than the normal 6-8 weeks turnaround time as it was a very large order, enough to make 10 average size corps under the Polemos rules.

I will get some pics done by the weekend. Do I have to host pics on Flickr or something?

trailape16 Sep 2008 2:34 a.m. PST

Hi All
I've just had pictures of some my 15mm and 10mm figures I sent to RBP emailed to me.
I'm very impressed!!!
Check out the results at my blog:
trailape.blogspot.com
Cheers
Trailape

donlowry16 Sep 2008 2:17 p.m. PST

Very nice! Someone seems to have a thing for gray and dun horses, but otherwise excellent.

Kilkrazy Inactive Member19 Sep 2008 6:29 a.m. PST

As promised here are some pictures.

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Line infantry. All figures are Russian 1812 (Kiwer hat.)

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The C-in-C deploys a grand battery.

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Cossacks raid on the flank, eager to find an unprotected supply train.

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An infantry division protected by skirmishing Jaegers, deploys.

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Kurassiers form up for a charge.

trailape19 Sep 2008 8:56 p.m. PST

Hi Kilkrazy
They look great.
Almost tempted to get some 6mm fig myself,…
almost.
I doubt I'll go below 10mm; but I am tempted.
Cheers

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