Saturday, 2 July 2011
The Army of Ivan IV (The Terrible).
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.
Cossack light horse;
Streltsi 6th Regiment;
Streltsi 7th Regiment;
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.