Today we start with the products of Mother Russia. But then we move on.
trainer painter of von Peter’s Napoleonic Russians Greater Queeg has delivered some reinforcements to the Russian force entrusted by the Tsar himself – honest! – to von Peter himself.
Like all Russian armies there needs to be plenty of top brass and so two ADC’s have been added to the force. It is hoped that these will earn their way by transporting orders around the battlefield as required in those Brigade level games and will be available to act as ‘Big Men’ in Sharp Practice type skirmish games. And as with all well connected aristocratic officers in the army if worse comes to worse they can sit around on the battlefield looking pretty and hopefully staying out of the way!
Both figures are sourced from Front Rank Figurines. One is the “Senior Officer” figure while the other is the “Cossacks of the Guard Officer”. The dear reader will need to guess which is which from the two pictures generously provided.
The figures for two command stands were also receipted at the same time as the above but they are not yet ready for public exposure.
More Russian buildings
Due to the … errrrr … ummm … delay between the prior post and this von Peter himself has churned out two more buildings for his Russian village(s) including the first of two ruined buildings.
The next and current building being worked on – and almost finished – is the “H4, Long House or Meeting House”. This is a larger building and has shutters and fanciness around the windows as well as a fancier door and surrounds. The shutters etc are often painted green or even gold on some models but von Peter himself wonders how a poor village could afford such extravagance. Perhaps it is purely idleness that is tempting von Peter himself to leave these features as plain wood. The church model is yet to come and perhaps this would be a more fitting recipient of a little bit of colour.
Resin models from Hovels.
Not so Russian
It’s been said before but von Peter himself is a wee bit of a sucker for terrain. Some of the Total Battle Miniatures models from their Big Battalions 28mm Black Powder Europe range have aroused interest. Hmmm – perhaps sometime after the house move. More scheming, information gathering and planning required. The three Total Battle Miniatures photos below backed up from the Total Battle Miniatures site.
Waterloo in Wellington … where else would it be?
The year 2015 is the 200th anniversary of that battle they call “Waterloo”. And von Peter himself is aware of several commemorative games planned around the planet they call “Earth”. But only one of those games is going to be held in the city “Wellington” in the Grand Banquet Room of the Wellesley Club a 19th century gentlemen’s club. The same building also houses the Wellesley Boutique Hotel which is convenient for such facilities as the The 1815 Café and Bar. The Wellington Waterloo game is scheduled for the weekend of the 13th and 14th of June.
Having avoided the two local Leipzig refights von Peter himself and The son & heir have both put their hands up to partake of this event. It is looking likely that the dynamic duo will be donning Prussian uniforms for the weekend. Excellent. Let the reaping of that just retribution for past wrongs begin! 😃
Such an occasion may even entice von Peter himself to complete his shot up firing line landwehr battalion. Then again that poor battalion has had more false starts than von Peter himself would be happy to acknowledge in public so no promises.
And whilst on the topic of incomplete Prussian landwehr battalions The son and heir has half a battalion of Silesian landwehr painted … and another half unpainted. Hopefully he can be prevailed upon to complete the battalion for the game. The complication here is that he can’t remember how he painted the painted half … and is threatening to repaint that which is already painted. ’tis madness I tell you!! 😃
And from the British Light Dragoons might come in useful for a Waterloo game file …
For those gamers & modellers who are looking for those plastic British Light Dragoons from Perry Miniatures von Peter himself is pleased to display the following graphic taken at the Tactica 2015 convention in Hamburg. No rest for the wicked apparently …
The associated caption says …
Peter Dennis at work on the next but one of our plastic box covers, British Light Dragoons
… which says it all really. No indication as yet as to when these may be expected apart from not before Salute 2015 – see the following paragraph. But time is running short if the resultant box is to be bought and painted in time for those 200th games.
For those of the dear readers not so well read the “but one” plastic box is the “Light Cavalry 1450-1500”, due to launch at Salute 2015.
Both images above “borrowed” from the Perry Miniatures Facebook page.
Another Front Rank Russian Reinforcement Packs update
From the latest Front Rank Figurines news letter …
The Napoleonic Russian Reinforcement Packs are nearly ready for release!
The new figures will be additions to our Russian 1812 range and will include more Line Infantry variants, plus infantry in 1809 style shakos, PLUS the long awaited Russian Guard!
Look out for our next newsletter!
And as per normal don’t be forgetting to click on the images for larger and clearer views.
Until we meet again …