Sunday, March 13, 2016

Regiments Permskiy and Rostovskiy (SYW Russians)


In my cabinet I have one lonely regiment of Russians for my long stalled Seven Years project and decided they needed some desperate reinforcements and so decided to paint up a couple regiments to  bolster their ranks in the form of  Permskiy(White/Green flag) and Rostovskiy(White/Yellow flag).




Some highlights are the Permskiy Regiment took part in the invasion of east Prussia and the battles of Paltzig and Kunersdorf and Rostovskiy also joined in the invasion of east Prussia(twice) and fought in the battles of Gross-Jägersdorf, Zorndorf , Paltzig and Kunersdorf as well.


The regiments are uniformed in the standard Russian colors of green coat, red waistcoat,pants, cuffs and turnbacks . They typically wore black gaiters, but I prefer the white parade gaiter.


The figures themselves are from Front Rank and while perhaps a bit dated compared to say Foundry are still quite nice figures and paint up well enough. I'm hoping Front Rank will revisit  their AWI and SYW ranges and give them an update similar to what they did with their Napoleonic range with their superb new reinforcements additions. The flags are from the fantastic GMB designs.These guys took longer then I thought as I rather foolishly figured I only needed a week or so to finish them because of the uniformity......yeah right........they took darn near 3 weeks!! Forgot about all the little details SYW figures entail to include a ton of buttons, straps and flaps etc. Now I understand why my SYW project got stalled in the first place! I will of course return to the SYW , but I do need to take a break again from the period just hopefully not as long as the last one.


It will take some time before I have fully completed armies to play the SYW period properly, but fortunately I also enjoy "imaginations" gaming which will allow these figures to see some wargaming until then.



Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniture Company-Front Rank



36 comments :

  1. Awesome painted unit you have here Christopher, the flags are gorgeous too!

    cheers,

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    1. Thank you kindly Phil and yes indeed GMB do make gorgeous flags!

      Christopher

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  2. Sublime Christopher,in painting and basing, front rank are still great figures,i wish he would revisit his late medieval range!

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    1. Thank you very much Chris! As for the late medieval of course, but after he first does SYW and AWI.:-)

      Christopher

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  3. Top notch regiments, and flags!

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  4. Now, this is a project that I have not seen before! First rate brushwork as always, Christopher. Looking forward to seeing more of these fine troops.

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    1. Thank you kindly Jonathan! That's right I also have dipped my toes in the SYW period to include Russians and French with plans for including Prussians. I may even go for broke and include the Austrians and British, but for now I'll focus mostly on Russians and Prussians.

      Christopher

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  5. Superb looking reinforcements, Christopher.

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  6. I like also these flags, and good uniform's colors.

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    1. Thank you and I agree GMB designs really do make superb flags.

      Christopher

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  7. Fabulous painting Chris! You've definitely delivered some outstanding masterpieces. Can't wait to see your latest stuff in the flesh.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! I'm looking forward to showing them to you at our next gaming session as well as seeing your latest superb creations.

      Christopher

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    2. You have done a wonderful paint job on these Christopher, it must be very rewarding when you get to the end of painting all those buttons and then stand back and admire all that hard work.

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    3. Thank you very much Pat. The strange thing is that by the time I'm finished with a unit I'm often sick of looking at them and happy to see them leave my desk so usually it takes me a couple weeks with them out of sight safely tucked into the cabinet and then later when looking at them I'm able to really enjoy the work I put into them if that makes any sense.

      Christopher

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  8. Brilliant SYW Russians, Christopher!

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  9. Very fantastic work. Though Front Rank figures of the SYW are a little bit bulky I think that they have great flair. I like these figures very much and do also hope that FR is going to do some more figures of that period.

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    1. Thank you Mike. I agree Front Rank do have great flair and let's hope they one day update the range.

      Christopher

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  10. Wonderful looking troops Christopher!

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  11. Fabulous units! Great paintwork and superb basing Christopher. The flags look an absolute treat too.

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