Sunday, 5 July 2015

Napoleonic Russian Casualty Field Station

With my normal way --- paint all the 'cool' stuff first, before diving in to do the masses ---  I decided to indulge myself and complete my Russian eye candy and use the very nice Perry Apothecary Wagon and Infantry Casualty Packs and make a piece to sit in any bare corner of the tabletop.
getting right to work...hundreds more will inevitably arrive
the casualties start to arrive
view of the Russian Casualty Field Station 


14 comments:

  1. That is an awesome piece of work there!

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    1. Thanks. While I added a dice frame to the base should I ever need, and while the original thought was to use as a marker to indicate the army's line of communication/retreat, it will just be a bit of eye-candy to fill up the table...and empty table is a terrible thing,,,,

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  2. Great! Every Nap. battlefield should have one. First class job.

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    1. I will probably do similar ones for all the other major combatants...for fun and all....
      cheers

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    1. Thank you. While I have just started on the Russians and many many more units will need to be done but I like starting with the fun stuff.
      After all the year of Waterloo, I guess Borodino will be the next big planned game --- with a few other ones along the way!
      cheers.

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  4. Very cool vignette, Doug. Perfect composition with plenty of figures, but not cluttered. Inspiring work as always.

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    1. I am happy about your observations as I try to establish a "story" from the deployment of the figures. For example, the officer pointing instructions to the horse holder, who, rather than tending to the horse as the Perry vignette offers, is now looking at the officer as if in response. A couple of blood splotches here and there (not too much as they obviously are just starting with the tending) fill the spaces.
      I really had fun with this model
      cheers as always, Dean
      DougH

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  5. Love your choice of colors! They do make beautiful objective markers.

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    1. Thanks Bill. My interpretation of 'apple tree' for the wagon and the tunic color of a greyish green highlight.

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  6. Really lovely work Doug- love the Russians and you have depicted their unique green superbly.

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    1. My interpretation of the tunic colour - wouldn't it be much easier if the colour photograph was around then.... - has a beige touch with a grey undertone .
      And of the 'apple green' of the wagon....I have no idea of THAT colour
      Thank you for the kind comments
      cheers

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  7. I have been looking at this set for quite a while, your posting has just pushed this up the lead pile.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Ahh, sorry about that, Stu. ;-)

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