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Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 8:10 a.m. PST

So, I'm starting a new project using Fife and Drum and RSM Figures.

I have the 2 Osprey's (1 and 2) and Mollo's 'Uniforms of The Seven Years War'.

What other books should I add to the Library – ?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!

de Ligne Sponsoring Member of TMP19 May 2018 8:45 a.m. PST
ToysnSoldiers Inactive Member19 May 2018 8:59 a.m. PST

Kronoskaf SYW Project. It is an online resource for all things related to the SYW.

Link to Russian Army:


If you click in the links of the regiments, it will re-direct you to a page that includes a brief story of the regiment, service during the war and uniform details.

See, for instance:


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

DL: thanks, I was unaware of that site!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 9:39 a.m. PST

ToysnSoldiers: thanks!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 10:48 a.m. PST

Pengel and Hurt have 2 vols on the Russians.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

I have Digby Smith's Armies of the Seven Years War in addition to the above but Project Seven Years War is pretty good and has the advantage of being free

Winston Smith19 May 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

Funcken Lace Wars.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2018 12:25 p.m. PST

79thPA, Frederick & Winston: thanks!

John Baxter19 May 2018 3:41 p.m. PST


These are the updated Greenwood volumes. Colour plates included.

DJCoaltrain19 May 2018 7:27 p.m. PST

I think the suggestions here are excellent.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

JB: thanks!

PaulRPetri20 May 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

I ordered the Russian Greenwood volume about two weeks ago arrived in about a week from UK to USA great service and excellent book.


Fotherington Thrip21 May 2018 8:07 p.m. PST

If you are collecting Russians I very highly recommend a copy of "Russia's Military Way to the West: Origins and Nature of Russian Military Power, 1700-1800
by Christopher Duffy" if you can get it for a reasonable price.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2018 4:34 a.m. PST

FT: thanks, yes, that book is on my list. A cursory search reveals that it is expensive on the secondary market.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2018 6:31 a.m. PST

Just ordered the Greenwood volume – thanks to all who recommended it!

Lilian23 May 2018 7:58 a.m. PST

There are two translated and colorized Viskovatov volumes with uniform plates at Soldiershop Publishing
Uniforms of Russian Army of Elizabeth of Russia 1741-1762

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2018 1:38 a.m. PST

Lilian: thanks!

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2018 5:49 a.m. PST

I received the Greenwood Book a week after ordering it. Great value for the price and for anyone starting out in this period with Russians (like me) it's an excellent reference.

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