Monday, 2 January 2012

Crusader's Rank and File SYW range

I posted earlier on today and then deleted the post! Mark Sims, of Crusader, had sent me a link to his new Napoleonic rules (called 'March Attack') and I had assumed that he wanted these circulated. That was not the case so my apologies. If you were lucky to download, prior to my deleting that post, then you had a lucky day saving yourself about $10.

More importantly, we discussed his sculpting projects for 2012 and the news is that there is a very good chance that he will be returning to the SYW ranges (Rank and File) in the second half of 2012.

At present there are 5 armies represented:

- Austrians and Prussians - finished armies
-French, British and Russians - partial infantry codes, no cavalry.

So perhaps, if the SYW is of interest to you in 28mm, you might consider letting me know what you would like to see. I think it is his intention to finish the unfinished nationalities rather than starting on new armies.

We certainly need:
British Grenadiers
Highlanders and command
Grenadiers de France and command
Russian Observation Corps and command
Russian Observation Corps Grenadiers
Russian Grenadiers and command

and that is just for the infantry.

The Roechling print is relevant - I'm painting Austrians at the moment and will show you three regiments, including the ones carrying the red and white striped flags, by the end of the week.


  1. Hi,
    in my opinion there should be infantry firing for all armies, especially for the prussian one. The poses should be standing and kneeling.
    There should also be standing and kneeling infantry ready to fire or loading.
    This would give the chance to build up the typical prussian peleton-fire.
    I like the crusader-minis because they can be mixed very good with other manufacturers like FrontRank or WargamesFoundry. Unfortunately none of them offers kneeling poses for their prussian armies.

  2. you could do the officers wearing green sashes, and the finial cords in green as well