Sunday, 31 December 2017

Reinforcements Needed

Since deciding to game Zorndorf I new that by using a scale of 1:40 I was a little short of Russian infantry figures. So this morning I have agreed with David to have a few more painted. Yes, this will delay the game but those few extra figures will improve the visual.
Fortunately I have the figures and flags in stock.
John
 
 

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Now those look Fantastic!

Just finished basing the Russian Horse Grenadiers painted by David Jarvis and they look great! I think DJ has got the coat colour just right. In the background is a Russian gun battery.
I have also shown a photograph of the battery from a side view. I like the action type artillerymen far more than the traditional style figures.
John
 
 

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Back to Basing

I have had these Russian Horse Grenadiers for over a month, so about time I finished basing them. Only three squadrons were at Zorndorf, but I asked DJ to paint a full regiment for me (my cavalry regiments are usually 26 figures). On the day they were brigaded with a further six squadrons of dragoons and cuirassiers. I will represent the brigade with the RHG (as per the photo) and a similar sized dragoon regiment. This might be a little rich in numbers, so I will have to compensate by reducing Russian cavalry elsewhere.
John
 
 

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Saxon Kreis Regiments

Having found a copy of 'Saxon Army' by Stephen Summerfield under the Xmas Tree. I thought this morning I would paint a 22'er as a Saxon Kreis infantryman.
These 22'ers are a joy to paint. They are wonderful little figures. I would expect a small army of Saxons could be painted in a couple of months.
The second photograph shows the figure with the other two Saxon figures painted.
John
 
 
 

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Last figure before Xmas

Made and painted this figure based on the Rochling painting Zorndorf. Given the uniform colours on the artwork he must be a high ranking officer in IR46.
As you will notice from the sculpt the figure is out of his saddle, standing in the stirrups, body weight forward...you will just see a slight gap between saddle and coat ( first photo).
John
 
 
 

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Jaegers on the Move

With the table set for another encounter, and unable to take photographs due to poor daylight I have had to resort once again to 'archive footage'.
I have a reasonable selection of Jaeger types suitable for both the AWI and Europe. These photographs show just a few.
 
Currently on the workbench more 30mm vignettes for Zorndorf.
 
Merry Xmas
John