Spanish Tercio

Spanish Tercio
One morning on the Spanish Road in Flanders

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Assembly Line of the Russian Plastic Miniatures

I am now well into the assembly line of putting all the plastic Russian musketeer, and Grenadier miniatures together. Initially back in December, I had ordered 10 boxes of Russian 1809 vintage Line Infantry from Warlord Miniatures, as well as 2 boxes of Pavlovsk Grenadiers.
The regular Line Infantry boxes will make musketeers as well as regular Grenadiers. The special Pavlovsk Grenadier boxes will make the same AND the special Pavlovsk battalions.
I chose to my Russian units to be of 24-man sized units with 2 command stands per battalion. That way I can break the large battalions into 2 smaller ones for larger games and still have a command stand per battalion.
Since each Warlord miniature box comes only with one set of command figures, which are metal figures and not plastic, I had to purchase additional command boxes. Those are not available from Warlord, but can be purchased from Victrix Miniatures.
From all the boxes I have for the Russian army I have put together 2 battalions of Pavlovsk Grenadiers. Keep in mind each battalion will be 24-man units, no matter whether these are grenadiers or musketeers.
4 battalions of regular Grenadiers. I added 2 battalions of grenadiers, and therefore will have to get 4 more boxes of line infantry to balance the higher number of grenadiers. I also have 4 battalions of line infantry put together and boxed up.
I still have 6 boxes of line infantry needing assembly, which I plan to have completed by the end of next weekend. Once assembled, I will send all miniatures to Fernando Enterprises to get painted up to the collector quality painting level. I already have contacted them about this project and they are ready for me and waiting for the arrival of the Russian plastic miniatures from me.
This week I will receive the metal Victrix command figures, and order the 4 additional line infantry boxes from Warlord. The entire infantry units will consist then of 6 grenadier battalions, 2 of which will be Pavlovsk grenadiers, and 18 line infantry battalions, where 6 of which will be used as Jaeger battalions.
Once all of these miniatures are sent to the painting supplier, I will go ahead and work on the Russian cavalry, artillery, and Generals.
The small cardboard boxes you see in some of the pictures are meant to box up the plastics to protect them during the shipment to Sri Lanka.

Warlord Plastic Russian 1809 Infantry

Napoleonic Russian Army

Started to put together a Russian Army for the Napoleonic Wars. In particular, I like to capture the early phase of the Napoleonic war and in particular the campaign in 1805 where Austria allied with Russia and fought the French mainly in southern Germany, Austria, and northern Italy.
I already have a fair sized Austrian Army with more unpainted lead for more infantry and some cavalry.
I decided in December, 2011 to treat me to some plastic Russian infantry miniatures in 28mm scale from Warlord Miniatures.