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RogerC25 Apr 2020 12:13 p.m. PST

Just finalised a blog post around the Deluge project with Poles and Cossacks, I took the opportuntiy to talk through my approach to painting horses and figures in brief if anyone is interested its here. Special mention to Ken Riley.




Red Jacket Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 12:39 p.m. PST

Great work! Thanks for posting.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 1:22 p.m. PST

Nice work

Martyn K25 Apr 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

A really timely post. My quarantine project is the Khmelnytsky Cossack uprising of 1648. It is great to see how someone else is approaching the period. Very inspiring.
My paint bench must look similar to yours, cossacks, poles and tatars everywhere.
I am just finishing up the first half of the Tatars (56 figures), so hopefully I can post a few pictures this week.
One thing that is amazing me about this period is the size of the battles. The Battle of Berestechko for example had over 125,000 cavalry. Even at a figure scale of 500:1 , I am going to need 250 mounted figures.

RogerC25 Apr 2020 2:12 p.m. PST

Thanks guys.

Martyn K I look forward to seeign your progress, just re-watched By Fire and Sword for the Hmelnintsky uprising and reading the origonal book right now for the first time which is inspiring me. Look forward to seeign your figures and also any thoughts you have on reading material.

Costanzo125 Apr 2020 2:28 p.m. PST

Nice pieces!

Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 4:48 p.m. PST

Great job! What rules are you using? I have all the Polish movies for that period,

DOUGKL25 Apr 2020 5:03 p.m. PST

Fine looking figures.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2020 5:20 p.m. PST

Nice work!

RogerC26 Apr 2020 4:40 a.m. PST

Thanks guys.

Irish Marine I am tempted to try By Fire and Sword, they look to fit the basing I already have. Got the rules so will try them and see.

I have a couple of films, The Deluge, By Fire and Sword and Blood and Iron the Russian version of Taras Bulbas. Interested in any others out there.

Skeptic26 Apr 2020 4:55 a.m. PST

That's a very informative blog post! How do you touch up the primer after spraying? Presumably, you would use a brush, but what paint do you apply for that purpose?

Henry Martini26 Apr 2020 6:27 a.m. PST

I acquired a tarnished copy of the original BFaS rule book cheaply second-hand a few years ago and had thoughts of doing it on the grand scale in 15mm (but with OG15s and Essex figures), but all the reviews I've read since concur that it plays best at the skirmish level (the lowest level of play as defined in the rules), which is quite manageable in 28mm on a 6 X 4 foot table, so…

von Schwartz26 Apr 2020 8:31 a.m. PST

Beautiful figs, I particularly like the guy in the second rank with the fur hat and blunderbuss.

Martyn K26 Apr 2020 12:08 p.m. PST

Here are a few photos of my Tatars. There are more on my blog at




RogerC26 Apr 2020 12:58 p.m. PST

They look great Martyn thanks for sharing, I have not really got any Tatars yet, chum Dave though is seriousley lookign at them.

Skeptic I use bottles Black rimer from miniature paints, thin enough to leave all the detail, usually a quick dab into the corners the spray didnt reach.

Martyn K26 Apr 2020 1:51 p.m. PST

The Tatars are a great army for someone to collect. Not only can they be used as Tatars, but they can also be used as a Hun army – I am adding a couple of unit of Goth infantry and I can go to battle with the late Romans.
I could also use them in the early 16th Century to team up with the Ottomans to go against my Holy Roman Empire or Venetian forces.

RogerC27 Apr 2020 8:21 a.m. PST

Useful as Mongol loght cavalry too I guess.

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