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Painting Log: 1st company Åbo och Björneborgs läns cavalry and a major general

March 6, 2010 5:06 PM - Posted by Robartes - Category: Painting Log

The first of the Swedish cavalry are done - they’re the first company (half squadron) of the (and I shudder to think in how many creative ways I’m spelling the Swedish here) Åbo och Björneborgs läns ryttare.

A company in 1:20 for Swedish cavalry regiments around the time of Poltava comes to (very roughly) 6 figures, so a squadron is 12. I’ll be trying to paint a squadron for each of the regiments present in the main battle at Poltava (11 or so) - these are the first.

The figures are Reiver Castings whose horses look absolutely horrendous in the metal, but who luckily do look the job when painted and based up.

I also finished the first command figure - major general Roos, who took a third of the infantry strength of the army off to swan about trying to capture redoubts instead of bypassing them. He’ll be based on a somewhat elaborate base, so he gets three points instead of the normal 2 for a mounted figure.

As always, pictures to follow, but I’m counting 15 points for these - 12 for the 6 cavalrymen, 3 for Roos. Next up is probably a bunch of Romans again, as my black primer has run out for the moment (and the Romans are grey primered).

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Full marks for the spelling this time. No judgement on the painting yet (no pictures! :)), but I’m sure it will be the usual high quality.

March 10, 2010 12:16 AM - Posted by kgpm.desmedt