Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Perry Napoleonic Russian Artillery

Finished the two 12pdrs and unicorns (20 and 10pdrs). These should be enough to fill up two or three fleches if I ever get around to hosting a "mini-Borodino" game. Plus, I need to add some cavalry - hopefully the Perrys will release their plastic Prussian/Russian Dragoon set in a few months.

The crews are placed pretty tightly around the guns as I like to use smaller bases. I don't want the bases themselves taking up too much table space.
As I've mentioned in previous posts, I like the Russian uniforms (at least the foot), because the main colors (green and red) are a nice combination, and they don't have too much piping or lacings - like their French and British counterparts.
I plan to have them in batteries of 2 or 3 guns, and in emplacements. Need to someday build appropriate terrain for the gun emplacements.
Pictured below along with the earlier painted 6 pounders.
I'll probably work on the Victrix Hoplites next - and get around to the metal Perry Jaegers and Grenadiers later. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes and health to you all!

31 comments:

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    1. Thanks a lot for the kind comment, Denis. Much appreciate. Regards, Dean

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  2. Lovely work again Dean.......I am just planning some AWI redoubt for our planned Bunker hill game 👍

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    1. Thanks, Matt. I'm a bit rusty with terrain building, so this may a good project, as it shouldn't be too technically-challenging. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michal! Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil! Kindest regards, Dean

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  5. Dean,
    Really nice artillery battery and you are right about the green and red - nice colors.
    Neil

    https://toysoldiersanddiningroombattles.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Neil! Yes, glad they chose those colors too - another reason why I've not done up much Prussians (one Landwehr unit a long time ago). If I'm gonna paint dark blue, I'll just do up more French :) Best regards, Dean

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  6. Superb Russian artillery Dean!

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    1. Thank you very much, Ray! Kind regards, Dean

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  8. Really great looking Russian artillery Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you very much, Christopher! Kindest regards, Dean

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  9. Dean, the gunners are very beautiful. Nice painting!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dmitry! Can't wait until the Perrys release their plastic Prussian/Russian Dragoons. Warmest regards, Dean

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  10. Basing really helps to make them pop, I like them.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks, Kevin! Basing them around the guns is always a bit of a challenge as it gets a bit tight around the gun. That and trying to change the position of the figures in the same pose. Warmest regards, Dean

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  11. Lovely work once again Dean and the basing looks great too.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Keith. I used a few grass tufts and wild flowers to jazz the bases up a bit :) Best regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Dmitry! Kind regards, Dean

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  13. Those look superb! The green red and white is very striking 👍

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    1. Thank you very much, Andy! I think the Russian infantry and artillery uniforms quite enjoyable to paint and field. Warmest regards, Dean

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  14. Splendid looking Russian artillery, in your usual rapid time! I expect to blink and you will have finished your hopolites!
    Best Iain

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks for the kind words and vote of confidence with the Hoplites, Iain. Honestly, I plan to give them a quick block paint job and Minwax stain too. Figure the shield transfers will take care of most of the overall look. Kindest regards, Dean

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  15. Russian artillery looks good when well done. Yours is of that quality. They will do well on the table.

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    1. Thank you very much for the visit and nice comments, Joe! Warmest regards, Dean

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  16. You are amazing Dean. On 22nd February, working on these, on 23rd February, there you go four batteries!
    Marvellous as ever too.
    Regards, James

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