Karelian dragoons

One of the Karelian dragoons by Perry. The dragoons were attached to the famous Savolax brigade during the Finnish war in 1808-1809. The Karelian dragoons were not a full regiment, only a couple of squadrons. But as there were few other cavalry units in Finland, they were present at many engagements. The uniforms are amongContinue reading “Karelian dragoons”

Hand-painted flags

These are some of Perry’s swedish napoleonic infantry. For a long time I hesitated about working on this project as I found it very difficult to make good-looking flags. There is only one or two manufacturers of suitable flags for this scale, and I didn’t particularly like them. So, I tested a few techniques andContinue reading “Hand-painted flags”

Russian hussar officer

I am slightly unsure about the uniform on this figure, please let me know if you notice any inaccuracies. This certainly is a lovely figure by Perry, although some details are very small so that it was a bit tricky to paint. This will work both as a leader for my Mariupol hussars and asContinue reading “Russian hussar officer”

Finnish army of 1808

Perry miniatures have released a very nice range of Swedish/Finnish miniatures for the 1808-1809 war with Russia relatively recently. The figures are very nice and the campaign seems perfect for small scale skirmish wargaming, such as Sharp Practice or other systems. Of course I ordered some of these soon after they were released. So far,Continue reading “Finnish army of 1808”

Speed painting a US infantry platoon

These are WW2 US infantry made by Perry Miniatures. Most of them are plastic figures from the box set, with a few metal figures added in for variation. The metal figures have no jackets on, they are wearing only their shirts. The plastic set is excellent and in itself contains miniatures to create a wholeContinue reading “Speed painting a US infantry platoon”