Monday, 2 April 2018

Russian Kursk Regiment completed

Three battalions of Elite Miniatures Russians on display.


Some regular readers may recall that my aim this weekend was to complete the final line regiment for Langerons II Column at Austerlitz.  This was to be the Kursk Musketeer Regiment consisting of two Musketeer and one Grenadier battalion.


I can happily now report that this was achieved without too much heartache and only a few small bouts of sore eyes and need for coffee!



At this stage with the figures from two battalions now gloss varnished, awaiting dulcote as well as basing , the
challenge looked too much.

I use the JOJONS Acrylic tubes for my basing after years of wasting my money on GW Scorched earth and other
earth colours to get the deep brown and dry brushing.  Now its acrylic raw umber, fawn and then some
Vallejo Iraqi Sand which does as good a job at about 15% of the price.

Pleased how these have come out as it had been a while since I had painted up this number of 28 mm figures
in such a short period of time.

The 1st Musketeer Battalion

Grenadiers to the front

An old command base painted  by Nathan many years ago and an ADC for General d Armee in the churchyard
painted by my good self.  The oval bases help the latter stand out from other commanders

Formed up in columns.  One of the key elements of certain nationalities troops of this period within the rule system
of GdA is that they must all be in the same formation to represent the historical limitations on flexibility and manoeuvrability.  For example id one battalion is in column, they all must be in column. 

It appears my 2nd Musketeer battalion has lost a finial - where did that go?




Lovely GMB flags being carried proudly by the lads.


Next up will be the completion of the columns artillery assets and then finish of a few more command stands as well.  Then we will look to complete the 8th Jaegers and a few additional battalions from another column and then the Russians will be complete. 


Then the Austrians!

26 comments:

  1. Lovely looking toys Carlo

    I really like the contrast between the somber green uniforms and the bright flags you get in the Russian Napoleonic army.

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly. I do like Elite Miniature castings for this particular period and the poses and look of the figures en masses is very Connoisseur Miniatures like from the 1980’s pictures in the classic era magazines of the time. The contrast in coloured flags as you mention with their rather somber dark uniforms is very distinct.

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  2. Well done! On time and looking marvelous,lovely job on these Russians and the basing looks great, I've moved one step further and paint my bases in emulsion!
    Best Iain

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    1. Hi Iain and thank you very much. Emulsion on the bases - tell me more?

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    2. I PVA sand on paint with good quality house paint vinyl Matt emulsion a wash of artists ink and then flock, so really cheap but perfectly good for basing.
      Best Iain

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    3. It is very effective Iain.

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  3. Carlo, you're very good at painting miniatures! Very beautiful battalions!

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    1. You are very kind Dmitry and your encouraging words go a long way in keeping my paint brush honed to a fine point despite my very basic style of painting. Getting the gang again albeit slowly.

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  4. Awesome job Carlo...and beautifully presented!

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    1. Thank oh very much Phil - greatly appreciated

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  5. Excellent looking troops! I use Iraqi sand on my bases too! I knew you had good taste. I do like the effect on the mounted officer leading the unit.

    I glad you caught the missing finial, I was going to be too polite to mention it but since you brought it up... 😀 (Joking). Obviously some trooper took it for a clothes line.

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    1. Cheers Stew and yes, the Iraqui sand is most useful. Love your lateral thinking on how a grumbling grongnard finds a way to dry those recently washed pantaloons!

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  6. Great job, and impressive quantities!

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    1. Thanks very much Mark and greatly appreciated as always.

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  7. Excellent work Carlo

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    1. Cheers Kerry - hanging out to see your next post mate.

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    1. Thank you Serguiss - greatly appreciated.

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  9. The soon to be famed for it's heroic actions on the tabletop Kursk Infantry Regiment looks to be totally made of the right stuff. A great result Carlo.

    FWIW I use acrylic house paint for painting my bases. I buy test pots and it is much easier on the bank balance than the hobby paints I used to use. As a bonus the paint is thicker which is great when I dry brush the bases.

    Salute
    von Peter himself

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    1. Thank you very much Peter and yes, the price of basing figures can be very much reduced by the use of different materials that's for sure. Yours always look so good.

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  10. Nice work Carlo my friend.

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  11. A beautiful regiment, Carlo! That's quite a lot of figures there!

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    1. So true Peter - they took a bit of painting that’s for sure between a few of us over a long time.

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  12. Lovely work - I love the Early Russians. Nice painting...but I just can't go for the Elite miniatures

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    1. Hi C and thanks for taking huge time to visit. Elite Miniatures are certainly in that category of love them or hate them that’s god sure.

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