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Sunday, 11 October 2020

Autumn Review - Russian Army 1854

 Just before he passed away, Alan Cook entrusted me with his Crimean War and Austro Prussian War collections. These are mostly Minifigs S Range figures, beautifully painted and organised.

I thought it might be nice to show off some of these figures, with the addition of my own collection besides them.  To kick off I have paraded the Russian army.  The combined force is massive and it was difficult to get all of the figures into the frame.  So, I will let the pictures do the talking:

The Russian Army in the Crimea:

First a general shot:


The right wing, cavalry and artillery:

The centre, mostly infantry:

The commander and siege artillery:

The left wing, more cavalry:


A view from the right wing:


View from the left wing:

I plan to have a similar exercise with the Allied armies, probably in three lots; the British, the French and Sardinian and the Turkish.  I think Alan would approve!





25 comments:

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    1. It certainly fills up the table. No room for scenery or anything else for that matter.

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  2. A pretty impressive display and one I'm sure Alan would approve of . Of course we will expect to see it in action over the winter months.

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    1. Hi Graham, I expect there would be too many figures for a battle, but a campaign perhaps?

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  3. What a wonderful collection! Looking forward to seeing more of it in due course.

    Best Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. Hi Stokes, next weekend I will deploy another army.

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    1. Maybe I need a model of the Tsar to review the army!

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  5. Hello there Bob,

    Wow! that is really impressive and I reckon some kind of campaign would certainly be the way to go. Lovely looking collection!

    All the best,

    DC

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    1. Thanks David, a campaign is about the only way I could use all of these figures as I can barely fit one army on my table, let alone five!

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  6. Alan would definitely approve, looking forward to seeing the British forces as there quite a few S range conversions that i got cast for Alan, think you need a slightly larger table !!!!
    cheers Old John

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    1. You will recognise quite a few, such as the highlanders in trews and all of those gunners and sappers. I don't think a larger table would help, a larger room maybe!

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  7. Fantastic! It would be a great tribute to Alan to keep these in action.

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    1. Wait until you see the Turks, French, Sardinians and British!

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