Friday, 9 May 2014

Ataman Matvei Ivanovich Platov

Here is Matvei Ivanovich Platov, Ataman of the Don Cossacks, ready to command the cossacks from my previous post.

This model is from Front Rank, and shows him carrying his traditional mace.

Monday, 5 May 2014

Les Grognards

I'm still finding time to paint the odd unit.  This one is a bit of a cheat, I blocked in all the figures over the Christmas break but only recently came back to fill in some of the details.  Looks great from a distance, just don't look too closely!

These are Old Guard Grenadiers from Victrix.  A wonderful set of figures to paint, lovely detailed faces.  And I've got enough left over for a second unit of 24 and then some!  I've assembled this unit in marching poses; the next unit (assuming I get around to it) will be in a firing line.  It's nice to have the option to do either, and the figures were fun to assemble as well as to paint.  It helps that they are all in greatcoats - much faster to slap the paint on these!