Saturday, 2 July 2011

1/72 Muscovites

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The Army of Ivan IV (The Terrible).
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Three from Zvezda, one from Orion and one from Mars (sounds a bit sci-fi that!).  In the end only used a gun and one figure from the Orion set and a gun from the Mars set.  May yet add the Cossack foot from Zvezda once I start gaming with them; should a lack of foot be apparent.
Organized and based roughly to DBR II/4 Russian Traditional 1494AD - 1647AD, 60mm frontage.
A slight departure from my normal methodology with these guys, used the two moulded flags and painted them instead of replacing the poles with stiffer material and printing the flags.  Mistake I think as the flag poles are pretty flimsy in relation to the size/weight of the flags.  The Streltsi uniforms came from George Gush’s book and are for the later Moscow Streltsi but any port in a storm.

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C-in-C;
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Dvor;
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Boyars;
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Cossack light horse;
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Streltsi 6th Regiment;
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Streltsi 7th Regiment;
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Artillery;
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Baggage ‘Blessing the supplies’; Orion priest, Zvezda drummers and wagon, Irregular rats.
A bonus is that from the Unofficial Warhammer Army List for ‘Kislev’, one can morph a straight historical-type HOTT army, thus:
Streltsi - shooters 6 @2AP 12
Urugan Cannon (Light cannon) artillery 2 @3AP 6
Boris Ursus (General, mounted on bears) Hero on a horse 1 @4AP 4
Gryphon Legion, Boyars (Knights) 3 @2AP 6
Ungol Horse Archer , Dvor, riders 2 @2AP 4
The Stronghold of course being the baggage wagon.
Gives 32 points, so room for manoeuvre to get 24 .  Sourcing single figures from the extensive fantasy figure lists available can provide, with a little imagination, any element wanted.

6 comments:

  1. ì have the patient of a saint? You mut be the pope at least. Fine figures, great painting and research. Congratulations
    jp

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  2. That's a very nice painted army!

    Nice blog BTW ;-)

    Greetings
    Peter

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  3. João Pedro Peixoto3 July 2011 at 03:05

    Fantastic. After all it´s not only me who is the holy saint of patiance. Congratulations.
    jp

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  4. Thanks guys. May your brushes never go bald and your dice be always sixes.

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  5. I agree with peter..nice army and nice blog. I´ve looked at the zvezda wagon a couple of times...it could be pressed into service for medieval period..but now I have seen your paint job on it I will get it.
    Cheers
    paul

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  6. Paul,
    Thanks for the compliment. Yeah. it's a nice model. I would have preferred a second wagon or a couple of horses rather than that daft drum!

    George

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