Thursday, 20 September 2012

Tratvian Militia Battalion

Hot off the modelling table is this addition to the Tratvian Army.  This Militia Battalion was recruited from Armies in Plastic Napoleonic Prussian Landwehr and Russian Militia figures, while the pistol toting CO is from the WW1 Russian set.


23 comments:

Phil said...

Nice figures! A good work...

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

I can almost hear the rhythmic stamping of feet and the tinkling of massed balalaikas....

Very nice indeed.

All the best,

DC

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

They definitely look like they want to be there, in the thick of the action.

mad padre said...

Nice work. They remind me of those sinister eastern European types with the shaved heads and monocles who were always chasing Tintin.

Don M said...

I like the look of these guys!
I can hardly wait for that great "winter offencive", that will
doubtless catch King Boris and the boys napping...)

Tim Gow said...

Phil
Thanks. They are very nice figures to start with, so there's a limit to the damage that even my painting can do!

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
Ooh - a balalaika band? Now there's a conversion challenge!

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
They are only militia, so are probably happier letting someone else get into action first. Wait till you see the Guards Battalion.....

Tim Gow said...

Mad Padre
"Manic laughter...".

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Tratvian and Forbodia have strong ethnic links and are traditional allies. I thought everyone knew that! Both are more concerned about the continuing menace of Vulgaria and the upstart expansionism of Drakonia.

Stephen Thomas said...

Seems like a good time to mention the new power in the region. . . . . oh yes, be afraid. Be very afraid. Sabres are being rattled and soon the mighty forces of "Svenhassellstein" will be on the march.

The very thought of Svenhasellstein and it's dark capital "Mump" makes even the Vulgarians feel a cold shudder run down their spines. Forbodians will simply scream like little girls.

Archduke Piccolo said...

Looking at those figures I was struck by their timeless appearance. They could be anything from late Napoleonic times to well into the 20th century, for mine. I don't know whether this was deliberate, if so, they have been cleverly done. Probably they were intended for a specific time period, but I think you will agree, upon reflection, they look very versatile!
Cheers,
Ion

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
Plastic sabres don't rattle...

Stephen Thomas said...

DOH !!!

Martin Rapier said...

Honestly, you can see why the Vulgarians are so grumpy. Beset on every side by hostile powers; wily Forbodians, hordes of Tratvians and now Svenhasselstein.

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
I try to look past what figures are labelled as and think what else thay could be used for. These chaps are a classic case, clad in comfortingly nondescript uniforms so could crop up in several armies over a 100+ year period!

Tim Gow said...

Martin Rapier
I thought that grumpiness was a natural Vulgarian trait. Anyway there aren't hordes of Tratvians. Yet...

Stephen Thomas said...

RIGHT !!! I've been in touch with "convertafig" and ordered metal sabres for all my plastic chaps. . . . Job done.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Thomas
Some people will think you're joking. Not me.

David Crook said...

Hi Tim,

I reckon they could easily double for Balkan Wars Bulgarians and the 1882 Egyptians could be used for Turks......Oh dear, I think I need to lie down....;-)

All the best,

DC

Don M said...

strong ethnic links ? you mean like
the north and south of the United States, or perhaps northern Ireland
or dare I say it, anywhere in the Balkans....I don't know about your family but in mine relationship is the first phase of battle, lol

Tim Gow said...

David Crook
Don't start all that nonsense again!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
More like Sweden and Finland or Russia and Bulgaria.