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SYW Russians
WCT
28th Jan 2015 11:11:16

Hi,

I convinced a friend of mine, who is not a great painter and wants to finish anything in the quickest way, of starting a SYW 6mm project. He asked me for an advice concerning an army easy to paint. First I pointed out the British but now the idea of hordes of Russians in summer dress entered my mind. Red painted with a spray can, black hats, flesh  and a bit of brown and iron... finished. What do you think about it ? Will that function properly ?

 

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njt236
28th Jan 2015 01:49:15

Like this.

Nigel


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

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dourpuritan
28th Jan 2015 04:27:53

That should work very well, but make sure it is the summer dress Russians that are bought.  As you can see from above white gaiters will also be needed, except for one regiment which fought such a bloody battle it was awarded the honour of wearing red gaiters.


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njt236
28th Jan 2015 04:36:00

Dourpuritan is quite right. After the battle of Kunersdorf, 1759, the Apcheronski regiment were allocated red gaiters for 'fighting knee deep in blood'. Also the Grenadier and 5 Musketeer regiments that made up the Corps of Observation wore black dragoon boots (gaiters)

Nigel


Through the travail of the ages Midst the pomp and toil of war Have I fought and strove and perished Countless times upon this star.
So as through a glass and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names but always me.
So forever in the future Shall I battle as of yore, Dying to be born a fighter But to die again once more.         

                G S Patton

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