Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Borodino Command Stands

In the recent foundry order i previously mentioned, i grabbed the 'Napoleon, Marshals and Staff' pack.  I've been looking to get this pack for a while. and the price cut really made it possible. the figures depict napoleon as depicted in a famous painting of him at Borodino by Vasily Vereshchagin .

Napoleon, Marshals, and Staff, from Foundry

Napoleon at Borodino
by Vasily Vereshchagin
I tried to capture the spirit of the painting in the arrangement of the figures on the base. I also added the little dirt drop-off in front of napoleon.

Better view of the back figures

and of course last year, the Perry Bros stared their Napoleonic Russian line, of which the first pack was Russian high command at Borodino. this one was bsed losely on the painting Mikhail Kutuzov at the Battle of Borodino by Anatoly Pavlovich Shepelyuk.

Perry 'Russian high command" pack




Mikhail Kutuzov at the Battle of Borodino
by Anatoly Pavlovich Shepelyuk.
  I've posted a pic of these before because I painted them last August.  This picture is better, and it seemed apt to post both command stands  together.  The Perry's penchant for research is obvious in the inclusion of General Wilson, a British officer and adviser to the Russians during the 1812 campaign. He was present at the battle of Borodino so it makes a lot of sense to including him in a high command pack.


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