Can anyone identify the manufacturer of these vintage 15mm Potemkin Russian infantry?1
January 17, 2018 by wargamerchris
A couple months ago, a friend who has been helping pass along an estate collection sent me a few pics of some Russians for Suvorov’s army in 1800.
In the background of some of the pics I spied the uniforms of what had to be Potemkin pattern figures. Wow!
As with many things I don’t know what I don’t know… anybody recognize manufacturer? I think 1970s or 80’s. Two different manufacturers.
I repainted the yellow fur crests – many grognards will recall how pathetic all yellow paints used to be until recently. The white plumes are grenadiers by the way.
The grenadier officer is definitely a Minifigs officer. They look like someone has taken 1806 Prussian grenadiers (who wore a similar helmet) or Danish Nap. grenadiers (again, same helmet) and painted them as Russians. My first thought was the old Jacobite Danish line but I don’t recall those figures having the muskets across their waists. Do they have turnbacks? If not, then they can’t be 1806 Prussian grenadiers.
And here I thought I was on the cutting edge when I contracted out the 1788 Russo-Swedish War line to FFUK in the mid-1990s!