The scope of our Borodino project means that we need generals for both sides at the Division, Corps, and Army level. I have plenty of French generals from previous large battles such as Wagram, etc, but I figured I'd need at least TWENTY more Russian generals! Now, Perry miniatures have literally just released their excellent set of Russian High Command, but this project was planned out over 2 years ago, and the clear choice to get that many Russian generals in 25/28mm scale at a reasonable cost and with some variety had to be to go with Old Glory. So all three OG Russian General sets were ordered - High Command (6), Russian Cavalry Generals (6), and generic Russian Generals. I added to that 4 surplus OG Russian Hussar command figures to use as aides, and a couple of Falcon Figures Russian commanders, and had enough lead for the project!
Left to Right: Bennisgsen, Barclay de Tolly, and Prince Pyotyr Bagration.
The aides are in the uniforms of officers of some of the Hussar regiments I haven't already built as units.
Side view; each of these Russian Generals commanded a Russian Army at one time or another.
Rear view; I used the darker :Magic Wash" formula on all of these, except for officers mounted on white horses, who got the lighter Magic Wash formula. They came out even better looking than the pictures!
The next group, Left to Right is composed of: 1) a generic Cavalry Corps Commander (accompanied by a Trumpet-major - the plume has the white tip of an NCO, and the pelisse the brown NCO fur as well), 2) Count Markov, commanding the Moscow Opolchenie at Moscow (with left over Falcon Figures Opolchnie dressing up his base), and 3) Kutusov with a mounted colonel (both of these two are Falcon Figures as well).
Right Side view; the Opolchenie flag is from Rafael Pardo's site. I've used some Silflor "tufts" and flowers to dress up the bases a bit... not sure they're quite the way I want them yet.
Rear view; For our purposes, Corps and Army generals have bases with two figures per stand, while Divisional commanders have a single command figure on each base.
Left to Right: 1) Platov, the famous Cossack Hetman, 2) generic Russian Cuirasier general (wearing the uniform of his own Regiment), and 3) generic Russian ? Dragoon general. All by Old Glory.
I have painted Platov in a Dark blue Cossack kaftan with light blue facings, the color of the Ataman (Platov's own) regiment. He carries a massive bronze mace!
A rear view of the these three Russian cavaliers!
What the well dressed Russian officer will be wearing this winter; greatcoats and furs are said to be very much in vogue! They should look wonderful in camp or a day trip to the river Beresina! :-)
The far figure is Old Glory's version of Kutusov; as I have two other "Kutusovs", here he's just a generic Russian general in overcoat and forage cap. He doesn't look like he'd look that out of place in the Red Army, does he?
Rear view; the combination of shading with paint and the Magic Wash worked especially well on the great coats, I think.
A quartet of generic Russian generals by Old Glory; I'm especially pleased with how the rather intricate plumage on the fore and aft hats came out.
I like the variety of poses/actions of these OG figures - The first one is leading with the sword (taking a leaf from my Australian e-friend Steve OC, I've done most of these swords using Vallejo "Oil Steel" instead of my usual silver paint, and I think it looks much more like a sword in the steel color!0, the second in the inevitable "pointing" mode (didn't your mother tell you it's rude to point?), the third using a copper telescope to study the enemy (the lens is painted a very pale blue, which works well to represent glass), and the last one touching his hat, presumably in acknowledgement of a cheer by his troops!
Here they are from the other side; I used a variety of different hair colors on these high ranking officers.
A final view of our Russian generals as they do their varied things!
A final trio of Russian general officers; the figure on the left is Old Glory's take on Tsar Alexander I.
Either the weather is very warm today, or bare heads are in style this year at the Russian court!
"My hat's off to you, brave lads!"...all Old Glory figures once again.
Riding off into the ? sunset, as I make preparations for our Maloyaroslavets playtest game on Sunday.
I am now down to 2 Russian Jager units and a somewhat uncertain number of Russian foot artillery batteries to complete by Historicon (July18th); I may be basing them in Virginia (not the first time for that, LOL), but I plan to be ready with all of them!
До свидания до следующий раз!
(Goodbye until next time)