Friday, 12 August 2016

Skirmishing Jägers III

The first batch of figures completed after our move are some more skirmish stands.

These are based on Foundry's firing line in forage caps, but with the odd head swap and the grenades filed off the ammo pouches. Unlike that of line battalions, jäger webbing was black, including the sling, and the have green trousers to match their coats. Facing are also green, discretely piped in red with a line red strip down the outside of their trousers - as per this image:

They are painted up to represent the 2nd and 3rd companies (i.e. 1st battalion) of 21st Jägers in winter dress and their sister skirmishing companies from the 3rd battalion will be following shortly.

As the junior of the two jäger regiment, they sport blue epaulettes.

If better organised, I'd have got a gold pen to write the unit number on the rear of the pouch. Instead, I had to do it with a brush - so some are better than others.

Monday, 1 August 2016

3rd Battalion, The Tchernigov Infantry Regiment - Lead Companies

Next batch of the Tchernigov Regiment see the completion of the lead companies less the colours.

So that's May and June's commitments cracked, time to move onto July!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

1st Battalion, The Tchernigov Infantry Regiment - First Company

Onto the First Company and also in this case the Command stand. Having  already packed the flag staves, they have to await the big unpack next week for their colours.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

1st Battalion, The Tchernigov Infantry Regiment - Elite Company

Life has been somewhat hectic of late, which means that these should have been completed back in May. Still, onwards and upwards!

Next up is the 1st or command company...

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Elizabethgrad Hussars II

Onto the lead rank, which was issued lances prior to the campaign of 1812, but not, in the case of this regiment, pennants it seems.

The squadron includes a non-commissioned officer on the left flank, an officer, and his trumpeter (mounted on a grey, as was the norm).

Those armed with lances have stowed their pelisses and, if you've ever tried using a lance whilst wearing one, you'll understand why!

So here's the month's efforts, a standard size unit of Russian Hussars for Black Powder - twelve down, thirty six to go...

Thursday, 28 April 2016

True Scale Napoleonic Hussars

Regulars here may know that we have a horse, Cosmi, who has been helping me learn to ride over the last few years. Naturally, as someone interested in military history, I've also been working towards mastering mounted skill at arms. Last Saturday saw me at Action Horses near Hull for training with my British Napoleonic reenactment unit - the 15th or Kings Light Dragoons (Hussars).

After scaring some cabbages myself, I dismounted to take a few pictures of the chaps in action, which I thought you might enjoy. It was a training session, so please excuse the odd irregularity in dress and equipment:

Plenty more photos of this marvellous unit can also be found  on Facebook:

We'll be in full rig for a skill at arms display at the Light Dragoons Tricentenary next month. So more photos in due course...

Friday, 22 April 2016

Elizabethgrad Hussars c.1812

My first batch of Russian Hussars. These are painted to represent the Elizabethgrad Regiment - second rankers. No lances, so pelisses are worn by all ranks.

28mm figures made by Perry Miniatures

Sunday, 27 March 2016

3rd Battalion, The Murom Infantry Regiment

I'm a little ahead of schedule with the lead companies of 3rd Battalion, The Murom Infantry Regiment.

Details are virtually identical to those of 3rd Battalion, The Reval Infantry Regiment less the epaulettes, which in the case of Murom Regiment were white.

In terms of the elite company, that means red over yellow pompoms for the grenadiers and yellow over red pompoms for the sharpshooter platoon.

The sword knots of third battalions are distinguished by a red central band, edged red in the case of the elite company and white in the first company. As with the other line companies, the first company sport yellow within red pompoms.

28mm miniatures from Foundry with colours by GMB, mounted on Warbases

I hope everyone is enjoying their (Easter) long weekend...

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Skirmishing Jägers II

This time we have the skirmish stands for 1st Battalion, 20th Jägers.

Again, I've limited myself to four stands as I intend to keep the command and, potentially, the elite companies formed. However, I may return to this unit later on to add skirmish stands for the elite company.

2nd Company

3rd Company

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

1st Battalion, The Murom Infantry Regiment - 1st Company

Feels like I'm on a bit of a roll now, but largely it's down to the preparation work done in the last couple of weeks.

Anyway on with the 1st company:

And the battalion so far: