Thursday, 8 March 2018

Russian Fangoria Regiment 1805 - Nearly finished

Elite Miniatures Early Russian Infantry


Just a very quick post today to mark the completion of the second Fusilier battalion and the only Grenadier battalion in the Fangoria infantry Regiment.  I was chatting via text with friend Nathan of Elite Miniatures Australia earlier in the week and told him how much I had enjoyed painting the Fusilier battalions.  Lovely figure expertly sculpted by Peter Moreby.


This regiment has been depicted in the early style mitre caps for the Grenadiers as you can see as well as the shorter fusilier version.  The wonderful flags are from Mark Allen.


Just a few small details to finish off and then I will have all three battalions ready for action with the II Column under General Langeron at Austerlitz.  I am very much looking forward to being able to fight the linked Austerlitz scenarios across the Pratzen from the earlier General De Brigade "Glory Years" volume however using General D'Armee rules.

24 comments:

  1. Fantastic results once again Carlos. That collection must be huge by now. Great bat reps as well over the last couple of posts.

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    1. Thanks Guido - the boys are getting ready to be on the field soon so all things being equal a few playtests with the individual scenarios with a few months methinks.

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    1. Thank you very much Peter. Just about to pop over to your blog to be “Borodinoed “. - can’t wait.

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  3. Lovely looking Russians! I do like the earlier look.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain - I like to play the earlier periods with the Elite figures as well. Look the part for sure.

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  4. Great work! I prefer the early Russians, myself.

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    1. So did Napoleon😉
      Thanks Jonathon.

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  5. It seems to me, Fanagoriysky has to call a regiment though I can not know translation subtleties. Anyway he perfectly, Carlo looks 8)

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  6. Lovely units Carlo...and the pink in the flags makes them really stand out

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Cheers Aly and yes, Mark Allen does a pretty good job on those flags doesn’t he?

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  7. Hi Carlo,
    Just been looking back through your blog at your wonderful Napoleonic collection, very inspirational and just what I need to get me started on SP2. Thankfully I will only need to paint up a fraction of the figures as what you have.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat and I am sure after the past year, you are more than ready to get back wargaming rather than publishing ( your book is inspirational btw). I have SP2 and need to also give it a run.

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  8. Good looking troops. If I understood that last paragraph, you’re saying a project is complete, having all the historically accurate troops for some battles. In which case, that’s pretty cool.

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    1. Hi Stew and thanks or the compliment. Not quite finished but very close now to having the II Column complete.

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  9. Carlo have really enjoyed looking over the blog in the past few days. Your postings are so prolific I wonder where on earth you find the time to paint!

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    1. Hi Kerry. So pleased you have enjoyed the posts mate as it makes the efforts worthwhile. The Russians have been in my collection for many, many years and they, like most of my Wargames collection, were acquired already painted or specifically commissioned for me. However in recent times I have returned to my original wargaming roots of painting my own troops again. It has been enormously invigorating and enjoyable, if somewhat slower! Finding the time is always made easier when the fires of painting enthusiasm are stoked by Wargames on the go though.

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  10. Nice work Carlo and good to see you doing some more painting again.

    Regards

    Nathan

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    1. Thanks Nathan. The budget dictates I spend more time with brush in hand!!

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  11. Lovely looking couple of battalions there. Enjoy putting them into action.

    Tony.

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    1. I certainly will Anthony and thanks for your positive and keen words.

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