I’m on the road in Ottawa doing some research but before I left home on Wednesday i was able to finish these three fellows that have been on my desk for the last three Paint Table Saturdays. These are 28mm Foundry figures from their Seven Years War Hussars range, from their set HUS9, Goluza’s Hussar Characters in Short Fur Hats.
The dashing, blonde Vlaso Dobrovoevich, a young hussar officer who will be a useful character in Sharp Practice skirmish battles against the Ottoman Turks. I’ve based his uniform on the Moldavski and Novoserbski Regiments as described by Angus Konstam in Osprey 298, Russian Army of the Seven Years War (2).
Eat lead, my friend!
Vlaso’s friend and comrades in arms, Vakhronka Kislenok, slashing with his sabre to clear a way to get the dispatches through a swirling mass of Tatar cavalry (swirling mass not included).
The gallant and slightly psychopathic hussar major Goluza Chemerkov. I love the details the sculptor added with this figure -- the axe and the tricorn hat, which suggest an eccentric, rather mad personality. Perhaps Gokuza took the hat from an infantry officer he defeated in a duel. The axe suggests a certain ruthless nature - Lord knows where he acquired it but I am sure he can throw it with deadly accuracy as well use it to split heads like melons. A man to be feared when he’s in his cups, and not to be trusted with cards, but the right sort of fellow to send against the Turk.
I’ve painted Goluza to match the uniforms of this hussar unit I painted last year. He’ll be useful as a Big Man for these fellows in skirmish battles on the frontier.
These figures bring my totals completed this year to:
28mm Mounted: 10
28mm Foot: 20
28mm Artillery: 1
15mm Vehicles: 4
Kilometres Run: 281