Sunday, February 3, 2013

Hussars of the Isumsky Regiment


There are disadvantages to having Krisztian paint figures - they're in Hungary for one thing, but he over comes that by sending beautifully composed pictures so that you can have a look at what you're missing. 



These are Hussars of the Russian Regiment Isumsky. The silver trumpet dates the regiment to post 1807 as they were awarded a silver trumpet as recognition of the service at Eylau where they prevented the capture of Barclay de Tolly. 




Rear view. 



The figures themselves are from Zvesda's wonderful Russian hussars set which I've adored for years. Before I even thought of raising a Russian army, I recruited some for my Hussars of Conflans. They are one of the finest sets of figures I have ever seen. 



I think the pelisses are particularly smashing. I've never fielded a mixed unit of lancers and hussars before. Apparently the thinking behind it was that the front rank carried the lance, presumably to clear the way for the sabre wielders behind. 


The pennants look rather dashing don't they?


Having done a little cavalry drill, I can confirm that this is absolutely the most comfortable way to carry a sword for any period of time unless you're sloping arms. 





A horde of furious hussars



Pistol packing NCO



Detail of trooper, I particularly like the work Krisztian has done on the horses face. 


Detail of lancer

There is also the glad news that the Russian expansion will be making its way over the water in the not too distant future. GMT announced that they would be charging credit cards on the 5th of February and traditionally the game arrives about four to six weeks after that. 

I better get weaving on those infantry. 


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    1. Aren't they fantastic? I'm looking forward to seeing the cossacks too.

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  2. Those are beautifully painted figures. Thanks for sharing.

    Steve

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    1. You're very welcome. Just stealing another man's glory as usual.

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  3. Caramba - those are stunning hussars! You are going to have a superb table and Krisztian is surely proud of his work.

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    1. They are wonderful. K is a very talented man.

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  4. Caramba - those are stunning hussars! You are going to have a superb table and Krisztian is surely proud of his work.

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  5. Quite incredible paint jobs on these plastics. Remind us again, what does the fellow charge for these masterpieces?

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    1. Fantastic. Drop me a line via email and I'll fill you in.

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  6. A most impressive paint job, those will form a superb looking unit. Hard to believe they are plastics.

    Great stuff.

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  7. Well, its all been said but worth saying again. Beautiful figures beautifully painted. Good choice.
    May they charge valiantly.

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  8. Superb work by your man in Hungary. I have never seen plastics in this scale painted with such detail and love. Your heirs will treasure them for generations to come.

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