Friday 15 December 2023

A Few More Russians

This week I managed to complete two units for my early Napoleonic Russian project. This was supposed to only be a small (?) project to refight the Russo-Swedish War 1808-1809. Like the Lambton Worm in local folklore it has grown and grown an awful size, although I doubt even all my the Russians could encircle Penshaw Hill(quite).

First up, a couple of images of my next artillery battery. This time it is a light field battery, with eight 6pdrs and four light unicorn gun/howitzers. Finding space for the whole battery has been an issue in the last couple of games, but splitting them into two works ok and makes them more manageable.

Next, is the second battalion of the St. Petersburg Grenadiers, ready to join the first battalion currently in barracks under my table. 
The 1st and 2nd battalions together.

All the figures with perhaps two exceptions are old Casting Room Miniatures. There are a couple of Elite Miniatures officers in there somewhere. The flags are slightly oversized which I like, and are from the exceptionally good Maverick Models. I can’t recall where the cannon are from as they were salvaged from the box of doom.

No game this weekend, but I really hope to get at least one decent-sized battle in over the Christmas holidays.


  1. Lovely additions, great looking Russians!

  2. Nice to see just a few more Russians taking up residence in the Burrow!