Some progress on the Towards Moscow Trilogy Project with some Swedish Horse done for Horka 1708 and some further progress on the Mutant 1984 project.
Swedish Horse for the Horka 1708 Battle
As I have promised myself I finally did another push on the Towards Moscow project and finalised another batch of Swedish cavalry (30 bases). More background on this project here. Most facts from the book “The Great Northern War 1700-1721 – Colours and Uniforms”, by Lars-Eric Höglund and Åke Sallnäs. That concludes the Swedish cavalry needed for the Project (a total of 66) – next I will “attack” the Swedish Infantry.
Upplands (Livregementet och Östgöta) Tremänningsregemente till Häst
Temporary cavalry regiment raised in 1700 from regions in central Sweden. Colonel at the time C.G.Kruse and 834 man strong. Captured at Poltava and reestablished in 1712.
Adelsfanan in Sweden and Finland
Nekropolis Bunker Guard Unit and Scientists
I also managed to get some time to do some of the miniatures I need for the Mutant 1984 project (see here). This time some soldiers for the bunker. Basic models are Warlord American Infantry Plastics (see here – although I got a very good deal from eBay). These models require some assembly that is great for this project as I wanted to do some headswaps and specials – I used Tamya Extra thin cement for this (apart from the metal bits with a glued with gel superglue) and it works very well (here is a review about it).
It also fills my bit box with some cool stuff that can be used for other things (bazookas, backpacks, smgs, pistols, rifles, etc).
The only direct description we have from the original scenario book are that the uniforms were green and the trousers have red stripes. Did these in a sitting – wargames standard I suppose and happy overall. I think I will make the Bunker floor grey concrete but not sure yet – so maybe I will change the base colour later. (Note to self: Uniform bronze green with german field grey).
I also painted the 4 scientists, these are from Crooked dice and are fantastic models.
I also update the write-up page (here) with this one as well for the soldiers in the border cabin (after snow basing them).