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I have set up this blog for my wargaming interests in the Reconquista Wars, the Barbary Coast Pirates, and the early campaigns of the Ottoman Turks and Saracens. Some lesser known crusades will also be covered. All miniatures are 28mm scale, 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.


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Medieval Russians form up for Battle

Apologies for the lack of posts recently, I have been running several campaigns set in the 18th century and most of my wargaming time has been spent painting up figures for the AWI and FRW. However, it was a pleasure to return to my Late Medieval/ Early Renaissance Russian army and top-up several understrength units. Well they now total over eighty figures, and while there are some castings which I would like to add to this army, my plan was always to keep this collection small, just enough to have a fun game against my Tartar-Turkish forces. Most of the figures are Hinchcliffe, with a few Essex and TAG Miniatures. I must say the latter manufacturer has furnished some very nice commanders. MGB

8 comments:

  1. Those look great good to see you posting

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    1. Thanks Willie, also visited your blog today, liked the look of your St. John and Ottomans, will keep an eye for future action. Like yourself, I'm going to clear some collections, probably my 13-14th century, and concentrate on 18th century for the uniforms, and 15th century for the diversity of weaponry. Michael

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  2. Absolutely first rate, well done.

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    1. Thanks Robbie, I may have said it before but this is as close as I get to a fantasy army, who needs Warhammer when you have late medieval Russians. Looking forward to setting up a game against my Ottoman and Tartar collections. Michael

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  3. Those figures are brilliant. lovely to see the vibrant colours and the exotic Russian character of this army.

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    1. Thank you Michael. Ive had, and still have a large number of medieval armies, but there is certainly something very 'exotic', as you say, about the Orthodox Russians which makes their army very special.
      Michael

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  4. Beautiful paint work! Very nice army. Ive never had Muscovites- but they are very colourful!

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    1. Thanks John, I'm not going to be too strict with myself on the mustering of troops, its a fun collection to cover the period 1350-1550, and I want it to be colourful.
      Michael

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