Saturday, 14 August 2010

Crimean War Russians

Here's a basic Crimean War Russian Army.  This one will comprise of Infantry, Hussar Cavalry, Cossack Cavalry, Skirmishers, Artillery and a General.  We'll be using an article from Wargames Illustrated 101 (when it had the black cover and was very good, instead of the 'Flames of War White Dwarf effort' it is today...)


Crimean War Russian
1 General, 6 x Rifles, 1 x Skirmisher, 1 x Cavalry, 4 x Cossack, 1 x Artillery

Oh those Russians!!


                                  











Russian Infantry

Orrible Cossacks...

5 comments:

ndcblog said...

Nice to have you back and painting pretty things, MrF. What makes are those Russians?

MrFarrow2U said...

Now fella how yer doing? The cavalry & cossacks are Minifigs, the Arty & the General are Freikorp (Prussians I think, but close enough). The Infantry I don't know.

All the Best
MrF

Chris said...

Hi,

Nice army. I've been trying to figure out the confusion over the color of the Russians' greatcoats. The various prints I've seen show them as being tannish-brown, which is what I've gone with, but contemporary British accounts refer to them as grey. Do you suppose "grey" (or "gray" if you prefer) mean something different back then, or did the coats really look grey from a distance?

Just wondering.

Best regards,

Chris

MrFarrow2U said...

Now then Chris

We went with the tan-brown colour for the regular infantry, grey for the Guard & a blue for the Naval Infantry. I know what you mean though, different sources quote different colours. Looking at other peoples work, tan brown seems to be the preferred choice. What rules will you be using for your Crimean games?

Cheers
MrF

Chris said...

Same as you--DBA for the Crimea. The fact that British infantry are not given a greater range than their Russian counterparts (rifle-muskets vs smoothbores) is a little unsettling, but nothing insurmountable. I will be using mostly Strelets figures. Not exactly up to Zvezda in quality, but they do have a certain toy-soldiery charm.

Best regards,

Chris