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RogerC05 Feb 2019 2:09 p.m. PST

Hi All, just finished the first bunch of Russians for my retreat from Moscow project, this will be for both Black Powder and Sharp Practice. Write up and pictures on the blog

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mikec260 Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2019 4:58 p.m. PST

Nicely done.

Codsticker05 Feb 2019 10:51 p.m. PST

I agree- very nicely done.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 1:00 a.m. PST

Perfect. Muted colours and the subdued lighting that almost suggests "The Duellists". Love the Calvary in Russian style. Homemade I suspect?

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 4:48 a.m. PST

Great!

Personal logo Choctaw Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 10:43 a.m. PST

Very cool.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 12:29 p.m. PST

Freezing actually

RogerC07 Feb 2019 3:21 a.m. PST

Thanks very much everyoneone. deadhead I cant claim any homemade or converetd stuff here, the Cossacks are all as they come, mainly from Perry Miniatures and are designed in winter gear for 1812.

Just need to get my butt in gear and get soem French and Allies done now.

Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 3:26 a.m. PST

Your Cossacks are top notch Roger. Well done.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 4:40 a.m. PST

I meant the calvary not cavalry……the wayside cross which is so nicely done.

The whole thing is great. Be sure to do the French in just the same style, if not even scruffier!

RogerC07 Feb 2019 9:13 a.m. PST

Aaaaah! I feel silly now. To be honest that was a gift from one of the other gamers, its resin and I pretty much just painted it. I can find out where he got it from if you like?

The French will be just as muted but much scruffier for the most part. I have 24 Poles painted and a gun and crew, I love how sruffy they look.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 12:15 p.m. PST

I made one and showed it here, for some French lancers. It is a great roadside scene for many an era and many a country.

The diagonal bar beneath the cross bar (never understood the significance of that extra) is very Slavonic…..

So many have shown these figures in primary colours, with maybe a dry brushing of frost in white. Nonsense. When my two lads came back from just three days at the Leeds musical festival, after three days of torrential rain and sitting around a fire that was just burning plastic waste, they were black, their kit was only fit to be dumped and our garage stank of smoke for days. That was three days.

Look at modern homeless folk in shop doorways, then multiply that look several times…..remember Kubrick, in The Duellists, and he was being generous.

My Boots froze and cracked in Red Square in minus 23F. They were US Marine Altama boots. I still have them, but they both cracked right across the instep in minutes. It was only minus 23F and we were tourists who dashed into GUM to warm up. I cannot understand how one of them got home. I have been to Russia three times now, in Jan or Feb and it does get quite chilly.

Yeah, I know. That seems daft to those in Illinois or Michigan this winter, but us folk in England think -10F is bad news.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 12:19 p.m. PST

I made one and showed it here, for some French lancers. It is a great roadside scene for many an era and many a country.

The diagonal bar beneath the cross bar (never understood the significance of that extra) is very Slavonic…..


So many have shown these figures in primary colours, with maybe a dry brushing of frost in white. Nonsense. When my two lads came back from just three days at the Leeds musical festival, after three days of torrential rain and sitting around a fire that was just burning plastic waste, they were black, their kit was only fit to be dumped and our garage stank of smoke for days. That was three days.


Look at modern homeless folk in shop doorways, then multiply that look several times…..remember Kubrick and he was being generous.

My Boots froze and cracked in Red Square in minus 23F. They were US Marine Altama boots. I still have them but cracked right across the instep in minutes. It was only minus 23F and we were tourists who dashed into GUM to warm up.

RogerC08 Feb 2019 1:07 a.m. PST

When I get chance I will stick a picture or two on of the Polish unit and the gun (plus Ney) see what you think. probably not going to be quite as scruffy as Kubrick but a bit more scruffy than the Russians.

1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 1:55 a.m. PST

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There are several different ones used in different regions of Russia. Including several that are originally of Greek orthodox origin. The "budded cross" (with flared ends) is from Greek origins and often seen. link

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Some even seem to have some Islamic influence- note the crescent shaped footrest in this picture. link

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 3:56 a.m. PST

The things you learn. The first two links answered many a question and certainly show just how "right" is RogerC's cross for Russia. Thanks for all that work!

archiduque Supporting Member of TMP08 Feb 2019 8:27 a.m. PST

Well done!!!

14Bore09 Feb 2019 11:51 a.m. PST

Fantastic looking Cossacks, need 6 more regiments myself and thinking they will be next purchase, yours are a inspiration.

RogerC10 Feb 2019 2:57 p.m. PST

Thanks very much guys, one more unit of 8 to paint and my target is achieved for Cossacks, first two are finished so 6 more to do. Keep you posted.

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