Wargame Rules

I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Muscovite-Tartar Wars, Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. Miniatures are mainly 28mm with a growing collection in 54mm. If my photographs serve to encourage others to complete their collections I shall be pleased. I will also be mentioning other sites with interesting collections on the above. Do join the 'Friends' if you like what you see.

I prefer to use my own rules which are kept simple and involve eight-sided dice. These allow for fast results with various types of weaponry. Morale dominates my games.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Russian Artillery, 1550-1700

Here are my two medium cannon for my later Russian army. I'm a strong fan of TAG Miniatures, I have a fair number of their Ottoman Turks, so I decided to order some Russian artillerymen. To my surprise, the castings appeared to be somewhat smaller in scale, but this is not an issue as it was the intention to attach them to my Hinchliffe Streltsy battalions which are actually the same in size. The TAG arrived flash free and were quick to paint up. Their fur headdress was rather flat so I decided to add some milliput. Keen to have a few gunners in coats, I converted two Hinchliffe streltsy drummers, which I think have integrated quite well.The cannon are from Warrior Miniatures, their ECW range. This later Russian army is a light project, often comprising somewhat dated castings, but I will still enjoy owning and using them on the wargames table. MGB


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    1. Thank you, John, its only a small scale, fun project. I think my Late Medieval Russians are superior castings, still mainly Hinchliffe. Because of the design/scale difference, I may end up owning two small Russian armies. The first will be 1350-1550, the second will be 1550-1700. Michael