Friday, 10 February 2017

From GrahameH: Still Finishing Armies (320 Points)

A bit slow over the last 2 weeks due to work, but  I have managed to painted up the last of my mounted Battlefront 15mm Cossacks for Rapid Fire WW2. I just have the support weapons to do and that will be two full battalions of Cossacks, both as mounted and dismounted. However, I am now waiting for Battlefront to supply replacements for the wagon drivers. For some reason they supplied normal drivers rather than cossacks - Oh well.

42 15mm Mounted and 6 Dismounted Cossacks

Next Up are some 16th Cent, Spanish (15mm Essex)

Almost finished this army just another Pike block for this Tercio and some Cavalry. Here is the first Pike Block (36 Figures) and 2 small sword and shield units (24 Figures).

Hopefully the Cossack Support weapons will get done at the weekend (if work & Battlefront allow)

Crikey Grahame, that's quite a lot of army finishing for a decent points bomb. Those Cossacks look fantastic en masse: the punchy blue trousers really lifting the drab jackets. do I see that you've painted stripes down the trousers and detailing on the hats and markings on the horses on every single one? That's dedication to your art. The Spanish pike look  menacing too, but that's an era I know little about. 

Sixty-six 15mm infantry and 42 cavalry is a nice 300 points, but I'll ruin the pleasing round number by adding twenty bonus points for the flags on the pike block and the detailing on the Cossacks. 
Hoping you get your Cossack replacements through soon, so you can finish that army off for definite.


  1. Stunning work! Really like those armoured troops!

  2. Great work Graeme. Love the Cossack hordes!

  3. Absolutely lovely work, Grahame! Rapid Fire?! That's a rule system you don't hear much of lately. Funny, as it was all the rage in the 90s. Your Cossacks are wonderful and I especially like their basing - it has a very nice, finished look. I'm working on the 28mm versions of those excellent 16th/C Spanish and hope to have something to show before the end of the Challenge. Well done!

  4. Lovely cossacks and great Spanish , very nice.
    Best Iain

  5. Top work Grahame! Despite their age I still really like the look of Essex in 15mm.

  6. I've always had a soft spot for these Cossack figures and you've done a grand job on them. The Spanish look very fancy too.

  7. Nicely done! These cossacks do look like a tough bunch.

  8. Nice brushwork, Grahame! The Cossacks are truly wonderful, good show on the blood stripes too! The Spanish are formidable too, I really like that pike block!