Here come the Russians

Conflict between the Swedes and their various neighbours between 1670s and 1721. Including topics on Danes, Saxons, Saxon-Polish, Russians and anyone else the boys in blue were mixing it with!
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Here come the Russians

Post by barr7430 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:42 am

These are some rush pix from Clibinarium of the first three completed codes of Russian Infantry.


I am very pleased with these

http://leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.pt/201 ... oming.html
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Post by Dfogleman2 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:04 pm

These look great!
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Post by WillieB » Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:46 pm

Better than good! They look superb!
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Post by Clibinarium » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:01 pm

Some better quality photos;

Russian Infantry command, the hands have to be drilled through, so the weapons are just propped up.

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Russian Pikemen standing

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Russian Musketeers standing

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Russian Musketeers firing

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Russian Musketeers loading

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Post by Dfogleman2 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 12:32 pm

These look great!
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Post by jambo1 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:53 pm

Very nice indeed, full of character.
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Post by obriendavid » Mon Jul 27, 2015 6:05 pm

Looking great!
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Post by arthur1905 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:36 pm

Barry,

looking really good, so tempting as I have been waiting for some good Russians for ages, firing ans loading packs are outstanding, cheers
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Post by barr7430 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 9:01 am

Lots more to come Arthur! We'll tempt you some more :wink:
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Post by Cheriton » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:41 pm

Barry, et al...
arthur1905 wrote:Barry,
looking really good, so tempting as I have been waiting for some good Russians for ages, firing ans loading packs are outstanding, cheers
Mark
Oh geez, saw the Russian firing line elsewhere. I too have been awaiting the Russians and such an animated firing line! I do up 1/3 to 1/2 of my "black powder" armies in such firing lines whenever possible anymore...beautiful! :D

I hope fall, 2015, will see the launching of my Russian project, dare I hope? 8)

This whole GNW enterprise has been well worth the shilling and the wait.

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Post by WillieB » Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:07 pm

Now I really want a Swedish firing line as well!
I'll get my coat now.... :arrow:
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Post by Clibinarium » Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:58 pm

Well my rationale for poses was to give both sides standing and marching poses, and then give the Swedes charging poses since that was their preferred tactic, and the Russians firing and defensive poses in response.
Of course the Swedes did form firing lines, but the charge seems more emblematic of their mindset. We could consider firing Swedes, but only if there was a large demand for them. Plus there's a lot of range to get through yet.
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Post by Dfogleman2 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:14 am

Clib,

What is next in line?

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Post by WillieB » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:26 pm

Clibinarium wrote:Well my rationale for poses was to give both sides standing and marching poses, and then give the Swedes charging poses since that was their preferred tactic, and the Russians firing and defensive poses in response.
Of course the Swedes did form firing lines, but the charge seems more emblematic of their mindset. We could consider firing Swedes, but only if there was a large demand for them. Plus there's a lot of range to get through yet.
Of course you're right and personally I'm already over the moon with what is and soon shall be available.
And BTW charging Russians would be fantastic as well :D

Seriously now. If I understand the Swedish tactics it was to fire a salvo at a certain distance (80 paces?) and then to close to nearly point blank range and fire another salvo, immediately followed by a charge while the enemy was still reeling from that last salvo.

I suppose even superbly drilled infantry like the Swedes probably didn't all at exactly the same instant lower their pikes and bayonets, and at least some of them would still be in a (dynamic) firing pose. Somehow that firing line would be an integral part of the attack IMHO.
But once again Clib, just keep doing what you're doing as it is indeed a most splendid job!
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Re: Here come the Russians

Post by Clibinarium » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:42 pm

Dfogleman2 wrote:Clib,

What is next in line?

Dannie
Probably next up in the GNW will be more Russian foot; marching and defensive poses, plus troops in karpus. I am anxious to get back to Swedish cavalry, but likely I'll do dolls for both Swedes and Russians in one batch. There will be a bit of a detour before this as I currently have to fill out the gaps in the LoA dragoon lines.

So much to do, so little time.
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