Thursday, 5 April 2018

Russian artillery on the workbench

A little bit of plannng to ensure the correct amount of organised chaos of a battery in action.


Its always a bit of fun having to re-base isn't it fellow wargamers!!


At least that is what I need to tell myself every time I decide on a new basing style for certain troops.  I am most certain that these particular Russian artillerists' have now been through the trauma of re-basing four times in twenty one years.  At least they signed up for 25 years as the Russians did during the period so  we can imagine there wont be any grumbling from the ranks at least and stern Coptic stoicism will see them through!


This particular base will have a mounted Colonel at the rear urging on his lads for the good of  Mother Russia.


Once again I will be using the basing method of two guns and crew to a base as I demonstrated in a previous post.


This is what really caught my eye when looking at John Ray (of the Military Gentlemen blog which can be found on the right hand side of this page), was his unique basing style and especially his use of artillery.  By the way, everything in his collection is 10/10 so do take the time to visit his excellent site. 

14 comments:

  1. Very interesting basing scheme. I consider rebasing a therapeutic exercise.

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    1. Thanks Jonathon - you are a better man than I am though it is funny in terms of my improving skills in basing compared to some past efforts.

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  2. Handsome artillery Carlo!

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  3. Your a better man than I am, I shudder at the very idea of rebassing, they do look good though!
    Best Iain

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    1. Its a tough gif Iain. Maybe we need to send all of our basing to Jonathon stateside. It may be best for all of us :^)

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  4. As I have said more than a few times, IMHO re-basing is the Devil's own work, and I refuse to have anything to do with it! :-)

    Good luck with your own, though, Carlo!

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    1. Thanks for the best wishes Peter. Fingers crossed.

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  5. Nice to see ergonomic rather than regimented rectangular basing being employed for a change. Looking forward to seeing the finished article! Keep at it Carlo - you'll get there!

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    1. A different approach that I saw with John Rays artillery which really took my eye. I will only use it for the 1805 - 07 project and the Peninsular.

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  6. Amazing work! I like this method of basing!

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    1. Thanks very much Dmitry. It is certainly different however I think it looks quite effective.

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  7. Rebasing is a lot like rewriting an assignment when the power suddenly goes off and you didn’t save... 😀

    But still, looks like it’s going to look great in the end 😀

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    1. Thanks so much Stew. Always enjoy your comments mate.

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