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YEVGEN - Borodino in Winter ?

Hi Yevgen, looks like a misunderstanding in translation ...but no problem.

Also See Strelets message in the thread which shows a mistake happened .I think its funny too.

It would be the same thing having a picture of an Africa Korps Panzer in the Arctic chuckle.

not all roads were metal in 1800's.Some of the "roads" were really dirt tracks.

Rolled cloaks/blankets most certainly were rig de jour by cavalry in Napoleonic campaign which also gave a small amount of protection from sword slashes.

have fun and wonder what the outcome would have been if Borodino was fought in winter.Interesting .....

troops in greatcoats

Hi, Yevgen,
I know the Nap French did often fight in greatcoats: partly to protect their uniforms. You even see paintings of them in Spain so dressed. I will admit a unit would probably have a smattering of troops in greatcoats & habits.
I believe the Russian peasant soldier did not like tight fitting clothes. Again, I have read it was not unusual in hot weather for them to discard their uniform coat & wear a great coat.
Intersting discussion, this. Thanks for bringing it up.
regards, donald

Borodino was not a "Summer Battle"

Hello Yevgen,

It was grey, rainy and cold. Troops on both sides were given alcohol not only to make them brave but to keep them warm.


Re: To Hank Re: Cuirassieurs in Cloaks & Box Art

Dear Dave,

by mistake the artwork was posted under a wrong number. This artwork is for set no.089.
Sorry for the confusion caused.

Best regards,


well...Don't judge a book by the cover

Dave - Hopefully we'll also see the new Borodino next time they update the website.(friday ?)

Re: To S*R Team

Dear Strelets*R,

Thank you for your good news surprise reply. Now Napoleonic collectors can look forward to more exciting sets in the future too, in addition to the Borodino sets!

Both the Borodino Cuirassieurs and the Box Art Cuirassieurs look great. And as we have been hinting at, also some charging ... :-)

... and maybe a Mini-Set of British Square to give those Cavalry a good fight!

Thanks again and Happy Dreaming !!!

Re: Re: To S*R Team

Hi Dave,

not again a British square, I would like to see a Prussian, Russian, Bavarian (of course) square in the campaign of 1814

I winter diorama, something that beside Leuthen I have never seen before. This would be a challenge...


Re: Re: Re: To S*R Team

Dear Uwe,

You make a good point. It may be more interesting to have a Prussian, Russian, Bavarian, or ... square. Something that has never been done before.

Especially, it would be great to see some nice poses of soldiers in square repelling a cavalry charge, and conversely, a cavalry charge trying to break the square.

Have a great weekend! :-)

Re: Re: Re: Re: To S*R Team

even if the box says 'generic russian and french napoleonics', i'll buy them! the scans of the masters look great!