Wednesday, March 20, 2013

28mm 1813 Russian Mounted Jager

Here are three units of mounted Jager.  I gather that the Russians converted some half dozen dragoon units to light cavalry in 1813, but they were mainly used as battle cavalry.  These are all Foundry figures.  The only sources I could find for these uniforms was Hourtoulle's 1814: The Campaign for France and Haythornthwaite's The Napoleonic Source Book.  Fortunately, the two of them provided all the details I needed.

Dorpat Mounted Jager

Livonia Mounted Jager

Sieversk Mounted Jager

That finished the cavalry component of Glenn's army: 80 horse in 20 units!  Next I will tackle the army's command.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

28mm 1812 Russian Hussars

Glenn is fielding three units of hussars in his Russian army.  I chose units that would give him as wide a variety of colors as possible.

All figures are from Foundry.

Achtyrka Hussars

Izioumski Hussars 

Soum Hussars

Now I just have the mounted Jager left, and I will be done with the cavalry!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

28mm 1812 Russian Militia

Glenn will have three units of militia in his army.  These figures were a lot of fun to paint.  I went with uniformed militia, since these figures are clearly wearing uniforms.

Some of the Moscow militia were armed with pikes.  I usually see these illustrated as spears, barely higher than the men's heads, but my written sources clearly say "pikes," and one described them as 12-16 feet long.

The St. Petersburg militia look rather modern in their caps and simple tunics.

Moscow Militia (Foundry)

Moscow Militia (Front Rank)

St. Petersburg Militia (Front Rank)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

28mm 1812 Russian Cossacks

Here are more of the finished figures for Glenn's army.  These are all mounted cossacks from Front Rank.  The figures were a joy to paint.

Bug Cossacks

Guard Cossacks

Ukraine Cossacks

In the next few days I will post pictures of the militia and the hussars.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

28mm 1812 Russian Dragoons

Here are more figures for Glenn's Russian army.  These are all Perry dragoons, and they are very nice figures.

Dragoons of the Guard

Ingermanland Dragoons 

Irkutsk Dragoons

Kazan Dragoons

Pskov Dragoons

Right now I am finishing hussars horses.  Once those are done, I will paint up the mounted jager and complete the cavalry.