Thursday, 31 August 2017

Seven Years War Russians - Command

A lovely command stand with the general looking for just the right opportunity to issue some orders
With the anniversary of Zorndorf recently I thought it would be a wonderful opportunity to start to catalogue one of my favourite wargaming armies in my collection.  This particular Seven Years War Russian army was acquired from the very talented Paul Stairs many, many years ago.  It is a collection of Front Rank and Foundry figures which in my opinion Paul has painted wonderfully well and then followed that up with absolutely first rate basing.

"Perhaps over here sir?"

It is my intention over the coming months to properly photograph and catalogue the units in the army as well as the wonderful command stands and vignettes that came with it.

An unfortunate Prussian musketeer seeks aid from the always civil and polite Russian Staff Officers.

Beautiful basing adds to the entire effect of the stand.

Hopefully it will bring back some happy memories for those who played with and against these lads in the land of the long white cloud.  I know that I have played many a wonderful game with them against the fiend Mike W using Angus Konstams "Die Kriegskunst" rules at the NWS.

More to follow in the coming months.


  1. Very nice command /vignettes.
    Best Iain

    1. Thanks Iain - they certainly look the part that's for sure.

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    1. Thankyou Sergiuss - they are a fun army to play with that is most certain.

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    1. Thankyou very much Peter - great to see your latest Ancients and exploits on the blog by the way.