Sunday, October 16, 2011

II/9k Khmelnitsky’s Ukrainian Rebellion

This is a photo of Khmelnitsky. I tried to make the commander look like him including his mace. The only thing I changed from his outfit was the color of his hat. I wanted it blue to tie into the main force of the army.Here is the while army arrayed. I chose the snow and winter terrain because I think of Ukraine as cold as heck.

This is the base force for this Cossack army. I decided to paint them in uniform to represent the Cossack forces that rebelled against the Polish king.
Here are the other PK and SH group of the army. These guys are less uniform coming form the Cossack provinces as more forces joined Khmelnitsky.
I had a great time painting the detail on these OG figures.
The two Russian sled guns are scratch built. I could not find any pictures of these but decided to design them as such.




For the SH general option I chose to place a mounted figure in with the SH to signify the leader stand. I was surprised it fit so well. The foot general is supposed to be Khmelnitsky, himself.

In the case I go with a LH option, here is the General and his body guard.
I had a blast making this camp. Figured the Cossacks would not leave home without some kinda booze. Gotta keep warm in the winter weather. The words are Russian for Beer! The date has no historical reference. 1482 was a good year for beer.

1 comment:

Doug said...

Those are very nice, lovely paint job. I picked up some RRR Poles from Dave Crenshaw a while back, and thye may have just moved up a few notches in the painting queue!