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Bandolier16 Jul 2016 4:34 a.m. PST

Here are some images of my recently completed SYW Russian Army. I began this project a few years ago and decided this year to finish enough units for a decent sized wargames army.

Here are some posts from my first efforts.
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I think the red, summer uniforms of the infantry are quite attractive. Now I just need to paint Prussians to fight them…

More images here:


Infantry and Artillery

The Cavalry



Command stand

Observation Corps

Artillery close up




Horse Dragoons


langobard Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2016 5:21 a.m. PST

Beautifully done, and very inspirational!

Costanzo116 Jul 2016 5:25 a.m. PST

Great work and great sight!

stecal Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2016 6:28 a.m. PST

Just wonderful. I've always loved SYW Russians.

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Jul 2016 7:16 a.m. PST

Those are gorgeous! I like the way that the Foundry Russians look with all of the different parts and pieces brought together in this manner.


Buff Orpington Inactive Member16 Jul 2016 8:35 a.m. PST


cavcrazy16 Jul 2016 9:15 a.m. PST


Terry3716 Jul 2016 9:23 a.m. PST

Really, really nice!


wrgmr116 Jul 2016 11:00 a.m. PST

Superb! You have an excellent army there!

Bandolier16 Jul 2016 3:28 p.m. PST

Thanks for the comments. Much appreciated.

The Foundry SYW Russians have a lot of character packs and command options to make your army quite interesting to look at.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP16 Jul 2016 6:02 p.m. PST

Goodness gracious, what an impressive sight!!


Tirailleur corse Inactive Member18 Jul 2016 10:29 a.m. PST

Just wonderfull…
How long to achieve?

TamsinP18 Jul 2016 12:12 p.m. PST

Superb work! :)

Fritz II Inactive Member18 Jul 2016 1:24 p.m. PST

Wow! Very impressive and a very beautiful paint job.

Bandolier19 Jul 2016 5:15 a.m. PST


@Tirailleur – I started back in 2012 but the rest took me about 6 months.

GedanMawashiGeri Inactive Member19 Jul 2016 11:20 p.m. PST

This is as good as it gets! Amazing work.

Tirailleur corse Inactive Member21 Jul 2016 9:44 a.m. PST


14 battalions, 8 cavalry units, plus, plus, …
You are painting like a machine gun!
How many hours per week should had I ask?

Anyway, stunning, would like to be so fast….

"Grand Bravo!"

Olaf 0301 May 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Great work.

On the Cuirassiers did you paint the belts the same color as their coats? I am currently working on some myself and was not sure if the leather belts should be the same color as the coat or slightly lighter.

von Winterfeldt01 May 2017 11:08 p.m. PST

amazing army, outstanding, excellent colour control

Ramming02 May 2017 11:01 a.m. PST

Beautifully done, why can't we get wargamers to run the country ?

Ghecko Inactive Member07 May 2017 1:38 p.m. PST


Personal logo reeves lk Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2017 12:58 p.m. PST

Are you going to game with them?

18th Century Guy Supporting Member of TMP10 May 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

Great stuff. I love the brightness of the colors. It will really liven up the gaming table.

Navy Fower Wun Seven Inactive Member16 May 2017 1:44 p.m. PST

Wow! Just amazing to see the entire collection. My particular fave is your superb rendition of the Horse Grenadiers, absolutely stunning!

Bandolier18 May 2017 8:52 p.m. PST

I was just browsing the SYW forums and only now noticed this post had been revived. Thanks again for the comments.
My philosophy for painting wargames soldiers is to make them bright and easy to spot on the table.

Olaf 03 – The belts are pure white to contrast with the off-white coats. I had to experiment with some colours before I settled on that look.

reeves lk – I'm getting close to putting on a decent game with them. I only have a few completed Prussian units to oppose them. These comments may inspire me to paint more grin

Navy 417 – They are still my favourites too!


Olaf 0319 May 2017 10:39 a.m. PST


Thank you for the response. I was leaning that way too regarding the belt color.

Again beautiful army. The Russians are definitely my favorite army for the SYW, very colorful!

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