BoB/RCW: Conversions

After the Spackle incident, a visit to Rich’s Pinning Service was more productive.

A simple head swap on a Copplestone White Russian HMG crew will help variation of these units – paint jobs only go so far !

This means I have:

  • straight up White crew with field caps
  • ditto, in colourful white regiment colours
  • ditto, with Plastoon Cossack breeches (blue)
  • crew with fur hats

Seeing as I am providing four armies later this month, that’s a unique HM crew for each. 🙂
Sad I know, and I’m also planning on mixing in Musketeer HMG crew with Copplestone and vice versa to make another three HMG stands all of which will be unique.

The second mortar crew – with fur hats to distinguish it from the first lot. As I also have the Musketeer HMG crew, they may well be swapped into this unit. as well.

These units are all well advanced on the paint table and should be pictured shortly.

BoB/RCW: Command Elements I

Been busy painting command units for the forthcoming BoB/RCW game – it seems I am providing 3 armies to the Lead Leeches, as well as my own !

First up, a couple of Kuban mounted standard bearers:

Copplestone White Russian Cossacks.

These are part of the massive box of cavalry I am refusing to shift from the kitchen until the entire contents is finished – I oipened the box after 8 years and found the entire contents unpainted and unused. After three weeks of promising my cleaner it will be removed, it is now getting embarrassing. She’s back on Monday, so stand by for more Cossack Cavalry goodness.

Some more Infantry support elements. These are Musketeer WW1/RCW Infantry Characters, namely Signallers (which will e observers for artillery), Ammunition carriers, and Medics.

As you can see, I have painted two sets for ordinary White Russians and one for more Colourful White Russians. Another set will be for Cossacks forces, and a fifth will be for the Shock Troopers. Both are well advanced along with HMGs and one of the mortar units,.

More on the way…and will try for better photos…

AVBCW: Equine Madness

As most painters and gamers know, painting horses is one of the most difficult things to do. So, having painted all my Colourful White Russian Cavalry, what do I do ? Yup, embark on some AVBCW BUF Cavalry….

As you can see, they are multi part figures. Both the Great War Miniatures, and Musketeer cavalry are multi part figures.

Each have about five (5) parts to put together all told. The GWM have integral horse and rider pieces, but then have separate arms for sword, lance, rifle or pistol. The Musketeer riders are separate and have a solid fist that needs drilling out to accept a steel pin for a lance (thanks Rich). Both have separate attachments for rifles and sabres to the horses’ furniture.

I’ve already got a dozen or so BUF Cavalry, but over the last year for Xmas and b’day pressies have accumulated more, so that I have some proper squads for both BUF and MHC forces.

Not all this pile of lead will get painted by Evesham, as half of them are for the MHC which are not appearing there – I am typecast as a BUF commander it seems. 🙂
That’ll teach me to wear so much Black.

I’ll b e using Kevin Dallimore’s painting guide books to paint the horses.

Given that the BG-5 Evesham event is coming up, this is my next goal to finish off another unit or two so I can field them there, especially as JP is convinced I’m going to screw up his forces. I don’t know why – I am so innocent (he says polishing his halo).

And then, there is another set of Equine madness that should come week after next…