|With standards in hand the Smolensk Regiment looks quite the part.|
I have now started to work on the next formations of the Russian contingent and that starts with the Smolensk Musketeer Battalion and its attached Grenadier Battalion. As mentioned above, thee figures have been awaiting some re-basing for a while. I very much love Nathans style of painting and have desperately tried to replicate it for addition units within my force, never with the total satisfaction and success that I would like. He is an excellent and stylish painter of these wonderful figures.
|A few detailed shots of the stands as they appear in line formation.|
|The early ranges by Peter Moreby of the Russians, French, Austrians and Prussians are favourites of mine.|
|I do particularly like the infantryman in fatigue cap.|
|Clan and crisp painting from Nathan|
|Quite a bit of activity on the workbench behind this particular unit as you can see|
|More of Nathans work. I am trying to paint the Officer figure as an exact copy to add to a Cavalry Brigade|
Commanders base for General D'Armee
This will need a coat of varnish and then the Grenadier battalion from the same regiment will be completed over the next week or so. I now need to get these lads on the table or a small game and see how they fight as the rest of the 1805-07 project continues.
|Poorly lit photo however it does show the battalion and all its Russian determination!!|
I am currently sorting through the composition of a few Russian Command stands as well as preparing to send of a fair few Elite Miniatures Austrians away to be painted for me as my current time at the painting table is very much tightening as work loads start to increase once again.
Until next time.