Sunday, August 30, 2015

6MMRPC Week 12: Warlord Russian Napoleonic Artillery Battery

I finally finished a project that had been on pause for numerous weeks. Here we have 3 guns (batteries in Dougs General du Corp rules) of Russian Guns. Only the smallest gun, on the left, is actually Warlord, the other 2 guns I bought from Front Rank as I had other plans for the small 6lbs (4? lbs) guns. It's probably noticeable, as I forgot which greens I used, and the smallest gun is positively fluorescent compared to it's larger brethren.

Warlord crew AND gun
I picked up the Warlord Russian Artillery box during a sale they had just before the challenge began. I finished painting up the crew weeks ago, but decided to do the gun switch up, and thus placed an order with Front Rank. I figured this was a joker earned and a joker burned.

Warlord crew with Front Rank gun

Thankfully once the Front Rank order arrived I was inspired to paint again (It always starts with artillery seems to be a thing with my painting), and I quickly bashed out the guns, and then based the entire group.

The pictures are a bit dark/poorly lit (as can be seen from the shadows under the guns) but I'm fairly happy with the results. My biggest peeves are the gun colour differences (I may highlight up into a lighter greenon the big guns), and the fairly dull green jackets of the crew (another possible highlight target).


  1. Good idea to go with the Front Rank guns as the Warlord ones are , well, not that, um, good. Not even close to the build of the historical guns!
    Of the carriage colour? I have seen that and other examples (both your colours!) So go with a shade you can live with.
    The look good and hopefully we can get them on the table

    1. Thanks Doug. I do have 3 of the guns now, hopefully the range of cannon disguises the deficiencies....

  2. Good work! I don't think the differing greens is all that big of a deal. Colours would often vary in any army when it came to paints used, so it can be put forward as historical to a certain extent. :)

    1. I suppose I'm fortunate that this is the era before chemical dyes, so almost everything is neither colour fast, nor light resistant. It's good to be reminded of the colour variability (as both you and Doug have pointed out).