Friday, 3 September 2010

Crimean War Units: Russian Infantry




Specially for John, here are two units of Hinton Hunt Crimean Russian infantry who could not be used as Napoleonic units.

I thought I had already posted pictures of these units - I remember taking the photos - but I can't find them anywhere.

Of course the timewarp works both ways and I expect my Napoleonic Russians in hat and greatcoats (the Der Krigspielers posted below) to appear in the Crimean ranks in return.

4 comments:

johnpreece said...

Thank you for the pictures, do you take requests now?

These are very nice little figures, the first time I have actually seen any of this range. Though I vaguely remember seeing some in a Sunday Times colour supplement many years ago.

John

The Old Metal Detector said...

Well there's no harm in asking.

I haven't got many more of these, I have slightly more Douglas Miniatures Crimeans (now available again of course from John Cunningham). The two ranges are very compatible.

Clive

lewisgunner said...

They are lovely. I never could resolve the question of the Russian greatcoat. was it brown or was it grey.
I have gone for brown based IIRC on the Tradition Crimean issue, but one can find secondary sources for both.
Its a pity that MH did not make Brits in greatcoats too as a battle of brown greatcoats v grey blue ones at Inkerman would be fun. Pity too that there were no artillery, drummers, standard bearers or cavalry for either side (except the 17th/21st lancers.) That makes a battle rather difficult. However, with all these new Douglas coming on stream from John hopefully the deficiencies will be remedied. Tumbling dice do some 1/72 Russians and Brits too , if a modern figure does not offend.
Roy

The Old Metal Detector said...

HI Roy, the S Range Crimeans are one of my favourite ranges - my avatar here is the British infantry officer in top hat and umbrella. i have just found a little stash of Tumbling Dice figures - they would fit with S Range reasonably well I think, but not Douglas or Hinton Hunt. The Tradition 25mm Crimeans are very elegant too.