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