World War 1 Russian Artillery

Russian 7.62cm Artillery Battery

Russian 7.62cm Artillery Battery

As things slowly progress with my 28mm World War 1 forces for TSATF the Russian Artillery Battery is now complete and awaiting basing. It consists of 3 (what I believe to be are) 7.62cm Putilov Field Guns. However the long barrels on the Battle Honors models are a bit of a mystery as the standard M1902 model had a relatively short barrel (you can see some good images of the M1902 at the Landships Website). Each model represents 2 actual real guns, so this represents a battery of 6 actual guns (the Russians actually had 8 gun batteries in their Infantry Division Artillery Brigades, but I think 4 models in a typical TSATF game is getting a bit hardcore). Anyway here is an assortment of photos of my artillery battery (along with a General)…

I have not decided whether the General shall be my Russian C-in-C, Infantry Battalion Commander, or (as depicted here) the Artillery Battery Commander…

…but as he is a bit of a giant of a man (he’s a Reaper Miniatures’ “General Drake, and literally 36mm sans base & cap), so I think he may well have to be the C-in-C! Some of these Battle Honors artillery chaps were purchased already painted to a high standard and additional figures have been painted to match, with the former just being ‘touched up’ at the same time to add or correct detail (e.g. gunners trouser details, gun wheel spokes, etc). These guys are all still waiting for final varnish/lacquer coats, so there are still a few ‘shiny’ patches until they get matted down.

28mm WW1 Russian 7.62cm Field Artillery Battery

28mm WW1 Russian 7.62cm Field Artillery Battery

28mm WW1 Russian 7.62cm Field Artillery Battery

28mm WW1 Russian 7.62cm Field Artillery Battery

28mm WW1 Russian 7.62cm Field Artillery Battery

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  • Rsutton

    Lovely work…. looking great!!
    Kind regards
    Robin

    • Thanks Robin – they are busting to be based for a game but a bit of a backlog at present! 🙂

      P.S. I should point out as mentioned above they were purchased pre-(pro)painted from another gamer (so I didn’t paint them myself) – and to avoid them sitting around I had a mate here do the touch-up work and the extra 3rd gun & crew for me (he also painted General Drake as well). I have about 6 months backlog just of basing painted figures in front of me, plus numerous WW2 AFVs to be painted and/or built, and hordes of terrain stuff, before I even get back to painting any figures!

  • P.S. I should point out I didn’t paint them myself – as mentioned above they were purchased pre-(pro)painted from another gamer and to avoid them sitting around I had a mate here do the touch-up work and the extra 3rd gun & crew for me (he also painted General Drake as well). I have about 6 months backlog just of basing painted figures in front of me, plus numerous WW2 AFVs to be painted and/or built, and hordes of terrain stuff, before I even get back to painting any figures!

  • Cary Hocker

    The Battle Honors Putilov 76.2 model is of the later 1902/30 model with a new barrel (guns rebuilt in the 1930s). I have a couple of these and I shortened the barrel back to the 1902 configuration (although I hated to do it as they are such pretty guns as they are). These are really BIG guns, if you compared them to the Copplestone Putilov 76.2s, you’ll think they are entirely different weapons. The difference is mainly the wheels, I’m not sure if the Battle Honors are too big, the Copplestone too small, or both.

  • Thanks Cary – Much Appreciated – you just saved me some research! I guess like you I’ll have to cut the barrels down. And put a new scratch-made counterweight round the muzzle. Cheers.

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  • Robin Sutton

    Lovely work…. looking great!!
    Kind regards
    Robin

    • Thanks Robin – they are busting to be based for a game but a bit of a backlog at present! 🙂

      P.S. I should point out as mentioned above they were purchased pre-(pro)painted from another gamer (so I didn’t paint them myself) – and to avoid them sitting around I had a mate here do the touch-up work and the extra 3rd gun & crew for me (he also painted General Drake as well). I have about 6 months backlog just of basing painted figures in front of me, plus numerous WW2 AFVs to be painted and/or built, and hordes of terrain stuff, before I even get back to painting any figures!

  • Cary Hocker

    The Battle Honors Putilov 76.2 model is of the later 1902/30 model with a new barrel (guns rebuilt in the 1930s). I have a couple of these and I shortened the barrel back to the 1902 configuration (although I hated to do it as they are such pretty guns as they are). These are really BIG guns, if you compared them to the Copplestone Putilov 76.2s, you’ll think they are entirely different weapons. The difference is mainly the wheels, I’m not sure if the Battle Honors are too big, the Copplestone too small, or both.

    • Thanks Cary – Much Appreciated – you just saved me some research! I guess like you I’ll have to cut the barrels down. And put a new scratch-made counterweight round the muzzle. Cheers.

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