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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Russian Project: 1

It seems modelling the Russian campaign of 1812 is all the rage, as well as having new ranges coming out. Having been focused on the Peninsula for some years and never having done any Russians I thought it was about time! I also thought I would give the Lasalle battalions from Eureka and Warmodelling a go. I also got the 36 figure battalions from Campaign Game Miniatures.

My orders are as follows:

Campaign Game Miniatures

1 x 36RUS002 Musketeers / Jagers Advancing with Command 36 figs
1 x 36RUS004 Musketeers / Jagers NO Backpack Marching with Command 36 figs
1 x 36RUS001 Musketeers / Jagers Marching with Command 36 figs
1 x 36RUS005 Musketeers / Jagers NO Backpack Skirmish / Firing Line 36 figs
1 x 36RUS007 Grenadiers / Guard Advancing with Command 36 figs
1 x 12RUSC001 Hussars Charging with Command x 12 figures
1 x 12RUSC006 Dragoons at Rest with Command x 12 figures
1 x RUSA002         Foot Artillery Crew Loading x 8 figs (4 variants)
1 x RUSG002         12lb Russian Cannon x 2
1 x FOFW001         Napoleon, 4 Marshals & 2 ADCs mounted
20496H Plastic W/Magnetic Bottom (Thick) - 40mm x 30mm- 12 per pack

128.81EUR (there is a standard postage added, I used paypal. Postage is calculated on posting and the difference was refunded to my account), plus local tax in Europe.

Infantry: about AUS$0.57 per man or 0.45EUR
Cavalry: about AUS$1.26 per man and mount or 1EUR
Artillery: about AUS$0.57 per man and AUS$2.27 per gun or 0.45EUR and 1.80EUR respectively.
Generals/mounted officers: about AUS$2.02 per man and mount of 1.60EUR

Eureka Miniatures (AB)

1 x Foot artillery - heavy limber team (AB-RA10) 
4 x Foot artillery, loading (AB-RA02) 
1 x 12pdr gun (AB-RA07) 
1 x Russian Staff Officers mounted (AB-R25)
1 x Russian Generals (AB-R26) 
2 x Infantry Battalion (Empire, Liberation) (AB-LAS-R04) 
1 x Cuirassiers (Empire, Liberation) (AB-LAS-R12)

I also received three sample early Russian artillery in greatcoat. This is not the first time I have received free samples (some long before I started this blog, it is not related, they just do it sometimes I think to advertise new lines). This is much appreciated!

AU$108.18 plus postage (at cost, calculated and charged to my account at posting), plus local tax in Australia.

Infantry: about AUS$0.80 per man
Cavalry: about AUS$1.60 per man and mount
Artillery: about AUS$0.91 per man and AUS$3.64 per gun
Generals/mounted officers: about AUS$1.82 per man and mount


1 x NG-14 Unicorne (10 Pounds)
1 x RN-60 Mounted Officers
1 x RN-72 Kutuzov & ADC
1 x RNA-01 Foot Artillerymen
1 x RNA-05 Artillery Limber Team & Riders (4 Horses)
1 x xBB-114/32 Jägers Firing / Loading
1 x xBB-130/18 Uhlans
1 x xBB-132/12 Cossacks
1 x xBB-142/32 Paulov Grenadiers
1 x xBB-147/32 Musketeer in Greatcoat

92.70EUR plus 12EUR standard postage, plus I paid local tax it seems. If you look at the price on the warmodelling site the prices are roughly 20% less than above. Not sure why they charged tax. I don't really care as they are still cheap but I will ask them and tell you what they say.

Infantry: about AUS$0.55 per man or 0.34EUR
Cavalry: about AUS$1.27 per man and mount or 1EUR
Artillery: about AUS$0.74 per man and AUS$2.22 per gun or 0.59EUR and 1.75EUR respectively.
Generals/mounted officers: about AUS$2.54 per man and mount or 2EUR

These have not arrived yet as far as I can tell. I will go down to the post office Tuesday to see if they have the package there (Monday is Queen's Birthday holiday here in Ozland).

The Army

8 x infantry battalions
2 x grenadier battalions (1 is Pavlov grenadiers, I know they stopped wearing their banana hats by the 1812 campaign but they look so cool!)
1 x Hussars
1x Dragoons
1 x Cuirassiers
1 x Cossacks
1 x Uhlans
4 x 12lb guns, 2 x Unicorn guns, 4 x men per gun
1 x foot artillery limber. I thought I had grabbed more. I might get one more from Campaign Game Miniatures and Warmodelling.
Plus assorted generals and officers because you can never have enough of these :)

Price Comparison

The price comparison is something that is really only relevant for when I bought the models. And that  was about two weeks ago. The Australian dollar has been strong, being on par with the US$ for some time, but it was not that long ago it was around US$0.70-80 (and a long tome ago it hovered around US$0.50!). We are not quite as strong against the Euro, which is similar to the $US against the Euro.

What also has to be taken into consideration are that I bought Lasalle packs which might have bought down the prices a little. 

So for what it is worth here are the price comparisons. The Campaign Game Miniatures come out on top in Infantry and artillerymen, and roughy equal on cavalry and guns. For generals and mounted officers Eureka comes out as cheapest and Warmodelling as quite expensive. The surprise result are the artillery guns from Eureka (AB) being roughly 160% more than from Warmodelling or Campaign game.

                    Infantry Cavalry Artillerymen Guns Generals/M.officers
Eureka (AB)         $0.80 $1.60 $0.91        $3.64 $1.82
Campaign Game     $0.45 $1.26 $0.57        $2.27 $2.02
Warmodelling         $0.55 $1.27 $0.74        $2.22 $2.54

Coming up next is a comparison of the models, then we move on to painting.


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