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Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:23 pm
by barr7430
So this new batch of sculpts will take our Russians up to 10 packs or just under 50% of the available Swedish infantry codes.

A 22nd Swedish infantry code is now sculpted - Grenadiers in mitre, ready.

Get a peek here

http://leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.co.uk/ ... -from.html

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:40 pm
by Russian James
Still can't comment on the Bolg...

I love the defending musketeers, absolutely superb!

Are you intending to produce kneeling pikemen at the 'receive charge'?

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:34 am
by arthur1905
Barry,

these look fantastic, thank you so much for making my life harder :D :D
I will have to see if I can fit these in between Ireland and my Ottoman project.

Mark

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:43 am
by Russian James
"between"?

Mark, don't all our projects run concurrently? Mine certainly seem to... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:49 am
by Friedrich August I.
Russian James wrote:"between"?

Mark, don't all our projects run concurrently? Mine certainly seem to... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mine most likeley run that way! All are termed SAXONY :lol:
It is of course a different Story as the term Saxony covers projects from the 9th to the 19th century :wink:

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:06 pm
by Gunfreak
Was it the 9th 15th or 17th century saxons that fought for napoleon?

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:24 pm
by Friedrich August I.
Gunfreak wrote:Was it the 9th 15th or 17th century saxons that fought for napoleon?
:lol:

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:43 pm
by Gunfreak
By the way great looking russians! But i have to finish my sweeds first!

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:01 pm
by Russian James
Fortunately I only have one regiment of the 'boys in blue' to model...

Then it will be a question of simply trying to fit in a few(!) defenders of Holy Mother Russia amongst my other projects! :?

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:12 am
by lee sherman
Very Nice!!

PS the defensive positions I see the men lunging with the bayonet what is the other pose?

Looks like a very awkward stance, is it a stationary present Bayonette stance for receiving cavalry or infantry? It Looks like the hand holds the butt I take it to take the impact but looks like it cannot be lunged very effectively if something is up close?

Lee

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:08 pm
by Russian James
it's this position...

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 1:22 pm
by lee sherman
Nice picture

I take it the pose is a Russian Military Doctrine? Pity I cannot read Russian so don't know what the txt says

Lee

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:54 pm
by Russian James
Seems to be accepted by Russian re-enactors as a valid position, and also by a Russian based figure manufacturer...

I'm afraid I can't read Cyrillic either...

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:18 pm
by Ben Waterhouse
I seem to recall English/British armies used the same "charge bayonet" drill, certainly during the '45. Contemporary pictures in Morier (sp) show this. Didn't Duffy say it was a direct pose from the push pike drill movement transposed to a musket and bayonet?

Best
Ben

Re: Loads more new Russians... and some Swedes

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:50 pm
by Friedrich August I.
Cant say why but I am unable to see a text there so I give here a link to a picture of a Russian Infantry drill book of 1698 that shows that "Musket Push":

http://www.peter.petrobrigada.ru/reg/gr ... gran10.JPG

Page is from the Russian Guards Re-Enactor Website
which is partially in english http://www.peter.petrobrigada.ru/reg/reg_e.htm

Hope that helps

Cheers,
G√ľnter