Friday, 19 May 2017

Russian Napoleonic Peasants (2)

Last night I completed the last few figures of this second unit of Napoleonic peasants, from the Perry Miniatures Russian range.





This is the last of the Russian winter dress figures  I am doing, although I do have one small unit of Imperial Guard Chasseurs to finish the Retreat from Moscow collection.

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  1. Great stuff as usual. I particularly like the peasant swinging the Russian version of a baseball bat. He has a definite "take that!" look on his face.

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    1. Thanks Lawrence. I like him too, also the one charging forward with the pitchfork.

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  2. These are great too - lovely variety and animation in the Perrys figures!

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    1. Yea they are a mean bunch aren't they? Are you coming on Sunday?

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    1. Thanks Mark. I have just finished watching the BBC remake of "War and Peace" (2016 version) and the images from the scenes where Pierre is with the retreating French column were in my head as I painted these.

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  4. Another cool (or should I say "cold") looking unit. A lot of variety in these angry villagers.

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    1. Thank you Jonathan. They are, of course, listed as "angry peasants" in the catalogue.

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  5. Superb, I feel like a French "grognard" in the 1812 campaign when looking at your atmospheric job, I feel they'll strip me of my shreds of clothes worn during retrait...

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    1. Thank you Phil. I think the Perrys have done a great job of the Reatrat from Moscow range and have really caught the feel of the essence of the time.

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    2. Phil, not only strip you of any clothing but likely pull all of the meat from your bone!

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    3. Have you read the Adam Zamoyski "1812: Napoleon's Fatal March on Moscow", Jonathan? It provides a wonderfully vivid, and graphic, account of the retreat. Arguably the best modern account.

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  6. These look great Mark a very valuable addition.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thanks Stu, but I will wait until after thier first appearance on the table to determinr their real "value" ­čśŐ

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