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Welcome to my wargaming blog,
I'm Dave and live in Morpeth, Northumberland in the UK.
This may or may not be a regular thing, we'll just have to see how it goes.

I am a painter/collector of figures first and a wargamer second. My thrill in this great hobby of ours is to place that final well researched & painted unit into the cabinet. The actual gaming with the figures is an important but secondary experience, we all like to win, but it isn't the be all and end all of it, being with good friends and having fun is.
Hope you will enjoy reading this blog as much as I will writing in it.
Just to remind the visitor to scroll down the various pages and click on 'older posts' to see more.
Dave.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Me Heeds Battered!

Well I said 'd bring you guys up to date with the painting of Tom's Seven Years War Russian 15mm army (and I exaggerate not, there are a few of them.) so here we go. I've been on with these chaps on and off for a couple of months and as I said to Tom it will be late Feb before I complete the lot.
The figures are Old Glory 15's and really are pretty good. Tom being Tom he provided me with a thorough painting guide as it's a period I'm not particularly familiar with, truthfully I quite fancy it but it will be a while before I will be able to paint any more of this period when I eventually get them done as I'm starting to go a bit bong eyed!!!
Anyway here's the pics.

A battery of artillery:












1st Batt, 4th Gren:




1st & 2nd Batt, Butyrski Rgt:







1st & 2nd Batt, Roston Rgt:







Kargopolskiy horse grenadiers:







Tobolskiy dragoon Rgt:




So, a good start, even if the start has taken two months! To give you an idea of how many there are still to paint, here is a photograph od the half full infantry box:

The old sod says that there may be some Prussians to do after this, told him he will be waiting till the summer for them, he's a great fella though so I'll get there eventually.
P.S. Updated my  age to 53, where's the year gone!
Dave.

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