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by Russian James
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: A mixed bag... pt4
Replies: 0
Views: 1277

A mixed bag... pt4

His Britannic Majesty's Marine Forces, 1802 (They only became 'royals' that year, so some in white facings, some in blue).
by Russian James
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: A mixed bag... pt3
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

A mixed bag... pt3

Britain came close to entering the American Civil War after the Trent Affair.
I am modelling the British Intervention Force, 1862 to use with the Sharp Practice skirmish / small forces rules.
by Russian James
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: A mixed bag... pt2
Replies: 0
Views: 1158

A mixed bag... pt2

...and now the Jacobean forces (and one for Mr Hilton's dark side...)
by Russian James
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: What are you working on?
Topic: A mixed bag... pt1
Replies: 0
Views: 1273

A mixed bag... pt1

The only advantage to being unemployed is that once I was in the right frame of mind I had time to paint some models...

This will be a long post, with models from many different periods and theatres - I am nothing if not varied in my interests!!!

First, the Classical Greeks...
by Russian James
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Kalmar Regt.
Replies: 7
Views: 3178

Kalmar Regt.

The only Swedish regiment I will be modelling for the GNW, and only because one of my partner's ancestors commanded the regiment in the early - mid 1600's!

Wonderful figures and a joy to paint. They really capture a sense of movement!
by Russian James
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update
Replies: 28
Views: 11538

Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Yup, arrived yesterday.

Initial impressions are very good, will need to find time to sit down and read through it (them)...
by Russian James
Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: 1854-1880
Topic: British Intervention Force, Canada, 1861
Replies: 0
Views: 2134

British Intervention Force, Canada, 1861

This is a completely new period and theatre for me, but I am planning a BIF force for the forthcoming Sharp Practice v2 rules release... This is my test figure, Perry's miniature painted as a member of the 16th Foot in campaign dress. Trying a slightly different painting technique from my other coll...
by Russian James
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update
Replies: 28
Views: 11538

Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

My account was debited the day I ordered them - sometime in February...

I think my copies are coming by carrier pigeon (or possibly Dodo...)
by Russian James
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: Wargaming the period 1660-1721
Topic: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update
Replies: 28
Views: 11538

Re: Great Northern War Compendium Book Update

Received e-mail from Caliver on 23rd March saying ship had docked the previous day, but not received books as yet... :( :( :(

Admittedly it was the easter hols!

Looking forward to seeing them!
by Russian James
Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian standards...
Replies: 12
Views: 4639

Re: Russian standards...

Thanks for that Boris...

Opens up even more questions!

Would the Colonel's colour also have a red 'pole sleeve'?

For other regiments do you think the colour of the 'pole sleeve' should vary with cuff colour?


Sorry to be a nuisance! :?
by Russian James
Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Great Northern War Compendium
Replies: 7
Views: 4647

Re: Great Northern War Compendium

Got this on my shopping list as well...
by Russian James
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian standards...
Replies: 12
Views: 4639

Re: Russian standards...

Thanks Phil, I have both Osprey books by Konstam, and Hoglunds.

As always it's trying to find missing info, or dealing with conflicting sources...
by Russian James
Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian standards...
Replies: 12
Views: 4639

Re: Russian standards...

Isn't it just a joy trying to model this period, whether GNW or Jacobite...?

Useful contributions Bryce, and would certainly make for some colourful regiments - as always we have to make an educated guess...
by Russian James
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian standards...
Replies: 12
Views: 4639

Re: Russian standards...

As far as I was led to believe, Viskovatov is at least slightly discredited as afar as uniforms go - is he more accurate regarding standards? Hoglunds makes no mention of tassels or cravats, Konstam refers to two gold tassels and a gold-plated finial. I did notice what appears to be a 'red stripe' a...
by Russian James
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: SKANE WARS/GREAT NORTHERN WAR
Topic: Russian standards...
Replies: 12
Views: 4639

Russian standards...

Looking at the re-enactment photos from 'petrobrigada' I've notice there doesn't appear to be any tassels on their flagstaffs...

Does anyone know whether or not the Russians used tassels during the GNW?
If so colours? :wink: