Monday, 28 January 2013

WW1 British Cavalry 20mm

These chaps are from Tumbling Dice UK. Early British First World War Cavalry. As mentioned previously I actually picked up three whole army packs for around £45 each (British, German and French in Kepi) at last years Partizan. Every set includes Infantry, MG teams, Cavalry and Artillery. Seeing as last months Wargames Illustrated was covering this period in depth (mainly in 28mm) it's worth considering as a cheap alternative. Although TD don't seem to be doing the larger discount offers anymore, their 'Starter Army' sets are a bargain at only £14 for 24 figures (infantry).

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Napoleonic Russian Infantry 28mm

I finished these last Friday. They are Perry Miniatures 28mm plastic figures (Russian Napoleonic Infantry 1809-1814). I put them together with the 1812 Kiwer and gave the unit some flags I already had from the rear of the Foundry 'Napoleon' rulebook. They were quite easy to assemble coming in only three parts - head, backpack and body. The uniform jackets are just Vallejo Military Green with a highlight, and the trousers are white with a GW Agarax Earthshade wash (or whatever they're calling it these days).

I'm currently reading Dominic Lieven's very fine book "Russia Against Napoleon" which I received for Christmas. Definitely worth picking up as it gives a unique insight into the Russian army at that time and rather debunks some of the Francophile myths concerning the 1812 campaign.