Sunday, 11 April 2010

Time for Bed

I took all my Old Glory Prussian and Russians down to the club yesterday on the off chance of a game but unfortunately (or probably fortunately for me as I was burned out from night shift) my opponent was unable to make it. So to avoid getting roped into playing ACW (and getting beaten up, you got to watch your flank!!) or playing LOTRings with the younger lads (and yes you guessed it, get beaten up) I decided I would have a lazy day and take a final role call of my armies I have been working through this past year before putting them to bed and moving onto my next project . . .
AB RUSSIANS!!!

So here they are, you're probably sick of the sight of them by now! I have 6 battalions finished and another 6 packed away for another time.

Barclay DT leading his men on.

I am totally surprised at how nice the OG Russians turned out. I admit it I didn't care for them when I 1st seen them.

However they have definitely grown on me and I thing they make up a nice wee army.

A big thanks to everyone who helped me out with reference info and basically pointing me in the right direction.

And a huge thanks to Suvoroff again for the excellent flags!

And here is my other little army that I am going to take a break from, my Prussians. I actually have a number of battalions in the process of being finished and I'll probably bumble through them over the next few months but the unpainted units are all boxed up and put out the way to save me from distraction.

This will be my last Prussian battalion finished for a while, my second battalion of the guard. I'm chuffed with how these guys came out.

I tried to blend the OG figures in with the AB by filing their shako's down. The vast majority of my guard figures are AB which makes them stand out from the line units.

These are the figs I have been itching to get at, the Ekaterinoslav cuirassiers! (I new there was a reason I picked up that Foundation orange) I started testing out colours for the rest of the unit on these 2 figures and I have 11 finished now (I need to paint up 35 of the buggers!!!)


The figures are just gorgeous and the horses . . . well they are definitely the best I have seen in 15mm (except the 1 with the mad planted leg but still miles better than the OG nags).

So this next few months I will be mostly painting AB Russians!

8 comments:

Stryker said...

Paul - you should be chuffed! They look excellent...

Ian

paulalba said...

Hi Ian,
WOW that was well fast, I hadn't finished editing :-)

Thanks! It's great to have a couple of little napoleonic armies painted up. they have been fun. I am seriously lacking in cavalry though.
Regards
Paul

Andy McMaster said...

The look bloody excellent! I really with I had enough life/time to get started in 15mm Naps!

Look forward to seeing more...

Andy

Ken said...

A fine looking army indeed. Keep up the good work.

Regards

Ken

Green stuff and Alioop said...

These do look very good. I wish you lived closer than 1000 miles, I'd love to have someone near by with some nicely painted Russians!

paulalba said...

Thnaks for the very kind comments guys! Very much appreciated.

Best regards
Paul

Green stuff and Alioop I wish you lived closer than 1000 miles too. That is some really nice kit you are producing!

Galpy said...

Man they are looking really nice you must be really please with the final out come, It's great to put a beautiful army on the table knowing that it came from your own brush well done.
Cheers Kent

paulalba said...

Hi Kent,
Thanks for your comments, yeah I totally agree with you it's great to see your own wee men out on parade!
regards
Paul