Russian uhlan 1808

Heres a first attempt at a Russian uhlan, of the Polish uhlan regiment to be exact. To get all uniform details right I had too ask around a bit, because the Osprey book I had and various other sources had conflicting information. As always, the 1808 campaign lies between two better covered periods (1805 andContinue reading “Russian uhlan 1808”

Battle of Ruona 1 September 1808

A week ago we played another game of Black Powder set in Finland in the summer of 1808. But for the first time, we now played a scenario based on a particular historical battle. Credit goes out to the Finnish guys behind this site: http://www.the-ancients.com/gemigabok/suomen-sota-1808-1809/battles-we-fought/ who conveniently gathered most of the details for this andContinue reading “Battle of Ruona 1 September 1808”

Russian 6-pounder limber

This artillery limber set by (sold by Perry miniatures) has been sitting half-finished on my painting table for a very long time. I finally got round to painting it, although I must admit I settled for limited highlights and a very basic paint job. I find limbers very cool, impressive models as they often areContinue reading “Russian 6-pounder limber”

Back to Bolt Action

Tonight a game of Bolt Action was played between a panzer platoon with panzer grenadier support and a red army tank platoon with tankodesantniki, set ca 1943. The fight was over three objectives spread out evenly across a wide but quite narrow field of battle. Bolt Action makes for a quick and simple game andContinue reading “Back to Bolt Action”

Copper wire entanglements…

For my 1808 Russian forces, I need a couple of Grodno hussar squadrons. Unfortunately, there are no models with the correct uniforms available, at least none that match my other figures. So I have decided to convert Perry hussars to look like they have the older uniform. The big difference is the shako. Hussars hadContinue reading “Copper wire entanglements…”

1808 projects…

Many reading this will already have seen these elsewhere, but I might as well post these pictures here as well. These are the figures I have painted and based so far on both sides (Russian and Swedish). It should be around 350 figures and counting. I dont know how realistic it is, but if IContinue reading “1808 projects…”

Russian colonel, 1808

I just finished a colonel or similar officer for my 1808 Russians. A nice figure, not too difficult to paint. Figure by Brigade Games, sculpted by Paul Hicks. These figures are very nice, and this one has a particularly tough looking face.

Sevsk and Mogilev grenadiers

I just finished the command figures for the Mogilev and Sevsk grenadier battalions. With these I have painted 8×16 Russian infantry for the 1808 setting. Just as I was uploading the pictures I realized I missed the gold band around the top of the shako of the Sevsk NCO. Ill have to go back andContinue reading “Sevsk and Mogilev grenadiers”

Russian artillery repurposed

My 1808 Finnish war project has been slowing down somewhat recently. I did try out one idea which proved quite good. I have a small force of 1812 Russians already painted. Unfortunately almost none of those figures fit the 1808 setting, as the uniforms changed quite a bit. The artillerymen’s uniforms however, are wrong onlyContinue reading “Russian artillery repurposed”

Fighting retreat at Kauhajoki

Finally the Swedish and Russian armies met on the field of battle last night. We created a highly fictional game based on the Fighting retreat scenario in the 1st ed Black Powder rule book. We were rusty on the rules, the board was clutterered with slightly too much terrain, and Napoleon and Ney had toContinue reading “Fighting retreat at Kauhajoki”