Posts Tagged ‘The Great Northern War’

Warfare GNW R16 Russian Grenadiers

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Lots of hares have been running for many years on the topic of Russian Grenadier dress. The perpetuated image has been that of a tall mitre capped chap in a plain uniform very much in the fashion of the paintings of the English Foot Guard grenadiers or…

A touch of real class! GNW generals and heroes

Posted on June 2nd, 2017 under , , . Posted by

The Russian Grandees

They have been in the pipe for a while but at last we can show a a glimpse of some truly outstanding little masterpieces from Warfare Miniatures. 

The Swedish Heroes

We have chosen the iconic figures of Magnus Gustafsson Stenbock, Adam Ludvig Leijonhufvud and Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld for the Swedes. Celebrated generals all and key players in the campaigns of the Carolinian Army during the Great Northern War. 

Stenbok is modelled on the romantic painting by Gustav Cederström

As a counterpoint, the Russians are represented by Alexander Danilovich Menshikov, Boris Petrovich Sheremetev and Anikita Ivanovich Repnin. These men played their part in full during the final defeat and humbling of the mighty Swedes.

Leijonhufvud in utilitarian uniform on the left – Rehnskiöld’s uniform is grander

The horses offer a new option for senior officers and equally could be used for the new cavalry officers both Russian and Swedish cavalry which will begin to appear sometime over the summer.

The Russians are somewhat more flamboyant in their dress

It did not escape our notice that the Russian generals would pass muster as ‘any senior general’ in a Western European army of the WSS period and I am sure several will find their way west in time.

Excellent rear view of the Russians

The detail on these models is outstanding. Clib has captured the spirit of the age and the personalities within some imaginative and animated poses.

I am looking forward to getting them mastered, painted and of course, released.

Warfare GNW Russian pikemen in kartuz

Posted on June 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

These chaps were a little bit behind in the production queue but as can be seen from these pictures were well worth the wait.I am not whether it was the colour combination or the figures themselves but I really enjoyed painting this batch which are now…

Warfare GNW R14 Sexy Russian Command

Posted on May 26th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This pack is figure porn. I love the poses, the definition and the ease with which they paint up.The Sergeant is pointing with purpose. He looks like a Vet. I gave him a very plain uniform in the paint job but that just adds to his no nonsense air.Russ…

Returning to the scene…. LoA at Partizan 2017

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Toggenhvud points out to Hiltonbock where the enemy are…..Regrettably, The League of Augsburg has been absent from the Partizan show(s) for a couple of years. This was due to lack of bodies and the over-facing effort of single-handedly lugging a demo…

GNW Swedish Brigadier vignettes

Posted on May 19th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I was very keen to experiment with some test masters of the new Swedish cavalry command. I tried them on the new horses (of which there are 5 variants) and on two of the existing horses.They were easy and fun to paint. The poses are dramatic and the lo…

Warfare GNW Russian releases for May 2017

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Delighted to say that we have now officially released four new codes for the ever expanding GNW Russian range.We have R12 – the long awaited musketeers marching which come with shouldered musket – bayonet fixed or bayonet sheathed.R13 The pikemen to ma…

Pike less in Falkirk .. LoA at Carronade 2017

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

The LoA GNW game at Falkirk 2017I cannot say the our preparation for the Carronade show in Falkirk was faultless. I spent about 90 minutes the night before the show looking out all the various components from the game we had run at Tactica. Terrain – c…

Warfare Miniatures – new releases and sculpts

Posted on May 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Yep, I admit it, things have been pretty hectic over the last six to seven weeks. It may appear that we have not been doing anything here at Warfare Miniatures but a more accurate description of affairs is that we have not had time to tell anyone about…

Warfare Miniatures at Carronade and Partizan 2017

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Swedish battery appearing at Carronade and PartizanAs Toggy and I are working as a two man team with our demo game this Spring I have decided not to trade at Carronade and Partizan.Swedish infantry attackingI am happy to deliver pre orders to customers…

Russian GNW Dragoon flags now available

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

We are delighted to announce the immediate availability of five superb sets of Russian Dragoons standards for the Great Northern War.

Sheets are £6 each ex postage. I will have a limited quantity at SALUTE 2017 next weekend