Sunday, 8 May 2016

Russian Cuirassiers

The new job is such a time-kill.  So I am really struggling to get the time to paint.  Thus, these and the other units I have done recently have been rushed and suffer from that, and perhaps from a poorer eyesight I must grudging admit.  However I have finally got the last of Lavrov's 5th Corps (the Russian Imperial Guard) done.  These cuirassier regiments of the Emperor's in dark blue facings and the Empress's in rose , were combined with the Guard Infantry to be the "Shock Force" of the combined Russian armies at Borodino. However it seems poor Lavrov had a "nervous breakdown" and thus the corps command was compromised.  It was thus not really directed into the battle in a meaningful way but was committed into minor counter-attacks throughout the battle.  We shall see how this pans out during our re-fight.

The blank patches at the rear of the base is for the attachment of a commander's identifier label.

12 comments:

  1. Really nice work. They look great!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment!

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  2. They're really good. Makes me want to get all Napoleonic again.

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  3. Wonderfull painted Russian cavalry!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. they turned out well....nice to paint just a few for the effect..
      thanks for the kind word
      cheers

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  4. Lovely colours on the blankets

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    1. I always pick pink facings if I can as they are always so distinctive

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    1. Thanks Ray. Always good to hear from you.

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  6. Wow, Doug! Beautiful work! Wish I could get mine to look that good.

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    1. I agree with you on the dragoons however - they being now half painted. Don't know why the difference as both are Perrys. But the cuirassiers in the white with the trim look fine.

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