Well, its been a night of pike, cannone & shotte (and units with odd names) and we end it with this wonderful regiment of Seven Years War Russian troops painted and arrayed by Christopher.
This is my second entry into the competition a Russian regiment of the Seven Years War. I had hoped to be painting faster, but things just always take longer then I expect.
The unit that stands before you is the Apcheronski Regiment which for many Russian Seven Years fans is a must do unit as they have a very distinctive trade mark. The gaiters on Russian regiments are normally white or black, but the Apcheronski Regiment fought so hard at the battle of Kunersdorf they were said to have stood "knee deep in blood" and so are allowed to wear red gaiters. The red I used for the gaiters was more of a dried blood(maroon) which I also did for the red leather parts.
The figures are from Wargames Foundry with a mix of older and newer versions. I prefer the older range to the newer one, but will happily mix the two. It's a good thing Wargames Foundry has made changes in management and brought back their older ranges which are brilliant coupled with the new pricing and the old buy x and get x free deals has really put Foundry back in my good graces. Since their paints are my favorite coupled with what is now once again a huge amount of lovely figures to choose from at what are now at least affordable rates has put on smile on my face.
The unit was painted using mostly Foundry paints with some Vallejo. The standards are from GMB designs and are great as always.
On to the next unit as to what I'm not sure yet......typical of me I know.
Well, that's just a gorgeous unit of troops. Well done Christopher! I also quite enjoyed reading the background on the regiment's distinction of wearing red gaiters - very cool.
This SYW regiment will give Christopher 95 points which includes a little extra for those grand banners and the lovely groundwork.