Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Seven Years War upgrade update - The Russians

Following the decision to upgrade 16 man units up to 24, my Seven Years War collection is moving on quite nicely. Furthest ahead are the Russians; all existing units have been upgraded and rebased. Cavalry have remained the same strength, at 8 figures per unit.

Line infantry. 11 units, plus 3 (not pictured) grenadier regiments. 
Command stands. 
Cossacks: 5 units 
Line cavalry: 4 units.
Artillery: 3 batteries.
Grenadiers: 3 units

I've decided to go on with the Russians for a while. I have 2 units of line infantry, 4 x units of Observation Corps infantry (36 figs per), 2 units of grenadiers, 2 units of Hussars, and a battery of guns in stock. I'll purchase the missing cavalry (3 units) and crew for the 5th gun battery shortly.

Thankfully, Foundry Russians are VERY easy to paint.


Sgt Steiner said...

Great looking units

BigRedBat said...

Very nice! You could use those with Maurice- have you tried the rules? I've played a couple of games and am sold.

Cheers, Simon

Dalauppror said...

Impressive collection !!

Best regards Michael

Willie Anderson said...

Those look great James love the cossack types!


Thanks, guys.

Simon, no I haven't, but I'm hearing very good things about them. You know how much I like card driven games.

BigRedBat said...

Hi James, they are dead quick to pick up, simple and quick. You'd need 7 or 8 battalions and 3-4 each squadrons and batteries per side to play. Game would last around 3 hours.

They are not unlike C&CA or C&CN, perhaps even better; more colourful events.

Cheers, Simon

Fritz II. said...

Very impressive army which is also painted very good. I like those guys.

Fritz II. said...

Very impressive army.

Steve said...

Great looking collection!

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Bluewillow said...

nice one mate!


Der Feldmarschall said...

Impressive! Looking forward to more of these non-project posts :)