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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 11:46 a.m. PST

Great job here…

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von Erlach15 Nov 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

Looks great!
I am wondering where those miniatures come from. Some look like Perry metals, but others?

Rogues115 Nov 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

Beautiful snow effects, is this a game or a diorama? Translate had some interesting words. Great looking set-up.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2018 1:36 a.m. PST

Perry throughout as far as I can tell. Even the Opolchenie artillery piece and Jagers in coats and forage caps.

The figures are clearly well and truly based and "frozen" to the spot, so a diorama not a game.

Baranovich16 Nov 2018 8:06 a.m. PST

Wow, that's really impressive. Captures the cold and freezing environment very well. Great work!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2018 10:54 a.m. PST

Happy you like it my friends!. (smile)

Diorama indeed.


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Armand

ConnaughtRanger17 Nov 2018 1:11 p.m. PST

I think the Berezina was a little bit wider?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

Glad you said it. I was reluctant to put my head over the proverbial parapet. Criticism, however constructive, is not always favoured.

It takes a Connaught Ranger.

Liam (Waterford born)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 8:55 p.m. PST

Sure … there's no doubt about that.

Of course if we take into account the size of the diorama … the effort … the will and time … certain details … and the pride that the owner must have felt when he presented it in society … certain observations border on the insult slapped … the petty comment … the joke disguised as aggression … well … sometimes it's better to shut up or not say anything if you do not say something good (proverb from my grandmother)….(smile)


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Armand

ConnaughtRanger20 Nov 2018 2:35 p.m. PST

No insult or aggression – it's a superb piece of work that really recreates the atmosphere of a generic 1812 Russian Campaign scene. But the bridges over the Berezina were apparently around 100m long ……?

Lord Hill21 Nov 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

Gosh, I feel cold just looking at that! Wonderful stuff.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2018 9:38 a.m. PST

Now once they had crossed the Berezina, as I recall, they had to negotiate a very tricky causeway through the surrounding marshland (which unfortunately was not frozen enough). maybe….

I have to say I simply could not make out a trace of a river here, but did see a nice diorama from the Retreat. I agree with 88th of Foot completely about a great generic 1812 scene

I think that the comment is perfectly reasonable and not at all aggressive or insulting. The crossing points were much more densely packed and chaotic than this alas. (Grin)

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