Friday, June 2, 2017

A touch of real class! GNW generals and heroes

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.

12 comments:

  1. I think one of those russians will end up as Johann Matthias von der Schulenburg for my Saxons!

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  2. Barry,
    These are great, can't wait to get my hands on them

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  3. Brilliant, really looking forward to seeing these on my painting table.

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  4. Looks like its going to be a race to see who gets them painted first😃😃

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  5. The plan is to get them mastered in the next couple of weeks. I have a lot of foreign travel between now and July 14 but if I time it right they'll be here for me to check on a 'home run' and I can then get them to the caster for production. I want to paint them too!

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  6. Great looking miniatures, can't wait to see them painted Barry

    Lee

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  7. Very fine details on those Miniatures! Great Job Clib! Btw., I hope that there will be questions asked before someone sculpts a "Polish King" in the wrong way :-)

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  8. In the wrong way Gunter? What is the right way? :)

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    1. Uhm, in the "right Way" means not such a fat-belly man like he is sculpted by Reiver Castings. Instead, he was 30 Years old when the GNW started, a rather tall fellow and with 5ft8" taller then his subjects.

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  9. I get it Gunter! We need to begin the rehabilitation of August's reputation and correct all of the cliches 👍

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