The Boys from Pskov


A second regiment crosses the painting table, this time the Pskovskiy Infantry


This is another group of Blue Moon Infantry from the same bags that produced the last one.  Basically I picked up a bag each of March Attack and Musketeers Firing plus a couple bags of command.  That is enough to do four regiments for the initial brigade. 

I am still experimenting with the paint scheme.  For the first two regiments I went with a simple black undercoat and then painted over all the vests, trousers, turnbacks, etc in white before applying a mix of AP Dragon Red and Pure Red.  The coats are in VJ Russian Green, because why not?



My favorite part of starting a new project like this is in the planning.  For this one I am looking at the OOB's for Zorndorf and Gross-Jaegersdorf.  The first five regiments, for example, will be part of Vanguard infantry for Gross-Jaegersdorf along with my initial Heavy and Medium cavalry.  I plan on doing seven regiments in with their green coats.  (Five Musketeers, 1 combined grenadiers and 1 Grenadier regiments) then an additional seven in Summer uniforms.  Hopefully, by that point, Blue Moon will have completed the Observation Corps figures. 

Comments

  1. Excellent progression. I agree that planning is an important and very enjoyable part of the hobby. Hopefully, we get treated with Russians in summer, white gaiters soon.

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    1. They are still a ways off, but hopefully something before January

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    2. January really is not too far off!

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    3. Looking at my work schedule, January appears to be quite some time from now....

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  2. Hadn't realized BM was doing Russians. This is dangerously appealing . . .

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    1. They are nice sculpts. I haven't located any duds yet. There are still some limitations, however as most of the summer uniforms are not complete yet.

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  3. Very nice additions in record time. Your OOB sounds like a great choice.

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    1. Thanks. It feels like they are taking their time.

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  4. Another fine regiment stomps of the painting table of Sir Jake of the Smoking Brush! :-)
    Great progress. My first dozen or so French line are all from Davout's Corps, but other than that I choose my units more for their purty facing colors and/or flags! :-)
    Never the less, no question planning new armies is another of the fun tasks of our hobby.

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    1. I tend to use the same "Rule of Cool" when selecting my own Napoleonic Regiments. The problem with the Russians is that every regiment has the same colors. The only thing that sets them apart are the regimental flags. Otherwise the choices are jacket/no jacket and white/black leggings.

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  5. Colorful and superb, excellent job and lovely flags!

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