Monday, 6 February 2017

From TamsinP - 15mm SYW Russian Horse Grenadiers (74 points)

It seems that I missed the early deadline for last Monday, so this will be the first of two entries this week.

Kargopolskiy (green flag) and Rizhskiy (yellow flag)

As I said, just the one small (for me) entry this week -* This entry comprises the final two regiments of Russian horse grenadiers that fought in the Seven Years War.

*edited after posting because I discovered I hadn't changed it 

These are the Kargopolskiy and Rizhskiy regiments. The former took part in all of Russia's main battles of the SYW, the latter only took the field at Gross-Jagersdorf but did participate in other parts of the war effort.

I'm sure that someone will point out that Gross-Jagersdorf was in 1757, three years before the horse grenadiers dropped their mitres in favour of tricornes. Yes, well, if Essex did horse grenadiers, things would have been so much simpler for me, but they don't so you'll just have to suffer the anachromism.

Some close up pics:

As always, the flags are hand-painted in an impressionist style. Figures are 15mm from Essex Miniatures.

For scoring, there are eighteen 15mm mounted which gives me 72 points and I'm trusting that our mathemagical minion Miles will award the customary 1 point each for the hand-painted flags.

MilesR: Your trust is well placed for there is indeed another point for each flag - really nice looking minis


  1. Great work. If you didn't say about the mitres nobody would notice.

  2. Nice work Tamsin. These guys look sharp.

  3. Fine looking troops what do you want for your command stand :)

  4. Another great cavalry entry ,lovely stuff

  5. Very nice indeed! I knew the Russians wore several colours for their uniforms rather than one dominating one, but corn-flower blue I did not know them to wear. So I learned something new today and had the benefit of some awesome eyecandy!

  6. Lovely Tamsin, like Adam I think the side duel challenge towel is mid air enroute to the centre of the ring.

  7. I think a group shot of the Ruskies is in order?

  8. Fantastic work, Tamsin. Your 15mm skills are really top drawer, that is a vibrant looking unit.

  9. Love the bright blue Tamsin - they look great!

    +1 for the Rookie group shot :-)

  10. Very well executed and apart from minor historical discrepancies, which I immediately spotted of course ;-), a real looker!

  11. Very fine work on those 15mils Tamsin, I think these are some of your best work.

  12. Love them, your work on your SYW figs in this challenge really is excellent


  13. what smashing colours, these must look great on the tabletop.

  14. @ Martin C - thanks! But if I hadn't mentioned it, someone *would* have pointed it out :)

    @ Rod F - cheers! :)

    @ Adam C - thanks! We can sort that out at the end :)

    @ Dave D - cheers! :)

    @ Greg B - thanks! :)

    @ Sander - cheers! The dragoons also wore the cornflower blue :)

    @ Ken R - thanks! I'm sure that you could still pull a corps or two out of the hat and overtake me :)

    @ Ray R - cheers! I'll do a group shot at the end :)

    @ Michael P - thanks Padre! :)

    @ Paul O'G - cheers! :)

    @ Christopher - thanks! :)

    @ Moiterei - cheers! I knew someone would spot them! ;)

    @ Peter D - thanks! :)

    @ Ian W - cheers! :)

    @ Barks - thanks! :)

    @ Jamie M - cheers! They do look good on the tabletop, but not as flashy as the hussars :)

    1. and @ Miles - thank you Mathemagical Minion! :)

  15. Oh, missed these on Monday mayhem they're lovely, really nice work.
    Best Iain

  16. Lovely Russians Tamsin ! :-)

  17. Lovely Russians Tamsin ! :-)