Saturday, 16 December 2017

Russian Parade

My Hinton Hunt Russian Grenadiers were paraded today to receive their colours at long last.

As there are no Russian Generals in my collection the duty of presenting the
colours fell to Marshal Blucher. "Here mein children take zis early
Christmas present!"
The regiment is proud as punch, they've only been waiting since 2006!
Off they go, drums beating and flag snapping in the wind. There'll be a few
miniature bottles of vodka consumed at the barracks tonight.

Thanks to Tzar Alexander and WM for making this possible.

20 comments:

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

Well worth waiting for a smart flag for a smart unit .

Mark Dudley said...

I am sure the drummer has a smile on his face and why not when you unit has received a WM flag.

Stryker said...

Good things come to those who wait!

Tony S said...

Pazdravlayoo!

Stryker said...

Spasibo!

Wellington Man said...

Receiving their colours from Blucher must surely mean that they're permanently attached to the Prussian army, Ian. I hope so, as they ought to be given the opportunity to do a lot more smiting!

It was a real honour to be asked to contribute to your wonderful armies, Ian, and this regiment in particular.
Best regards
Matt

Stryker said...

The will be serving in the Swedish division which will indeed be attached to Blucher's Prussians!

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Is it just me or are they standing just a bit taller today?

Proudly proud with a flag to be proud of.

Stryker said...

Ross, I think you're right they look more like 21mm now!

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Precise height in millimeters notwithstanding, they and theoir new standard are magnificent!

Best Regards,

Stokes

Stryker said...

Thanks Stokes, I suppose that being Grenadiers they should be at least a millimetre taller than the other troops already!

'Lee. said...

Another fine unit, great choice of uniform green shade and the red facings contrast so well.

Phil said...

What a beautiful parade, lovely colors!

lewisgunner said...

Doubtless their colonel is a Count Hubris. There they go puffing themselves up flaunting their flag an super paint job. I reality they aere not the Pavlovkis or the Zismailovskis!They won't look so clever when they have to face the Vielles Gardes!

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Stryker said...

Roy, well as it happens I do have some Pavlovs in the paint queue!

Stuart C said...

Always liked the Pavlovs, especially the raspberry ones... ;-)

Stryker said...

Almost as yummy as Eclaireurs!

the Archduke said...

Well, LG, they looked pretty damned effective to my Swiss regiment at Stryker's birthday bash. I reckon these guys well deserve their WM colour and their new found 1mm...

Anonymous said...

Lovely looking Russians, like the flag

Paul

Stryker said...

Thanks Paul!