Monday, 25 April 2016

More Krakow pictures

Just thought I'd post some more pictures of pictures from various galleries and museums that I took in Krakow.

Battle of Raclawice. Jan Matejko (1838-1893) 
 Unfortunately I didn't note down the details of this painting.
 Blue Hussars. Piotr Michałowski (1800-1855)
 Somosierra. Piotr Michałowski (1800-1855) Obviously it should be the other way up but...
 Retreat from the Environs of Moscow, an Episode from the Year 1812. January Suchodolski (1797-1875)
Prince Josef Poniatowski entering Krakow on July 15, 1809. Michał Stachowicz (1768-1825)

 Fight for a Turkish Standard. Jósef Brandt (1841-1915)

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Huzzah, Husaria!

This morning I finally finished the bases on my first banner of Polish husaria and the weather has been rather sunny I thought I would take some pictures in natural light. I have no idea of the unit name but the lance pennants are from the Stockholm Roll. The standard is contemporary (apparently) but whether the pennants and standard are from the same banner is anybody's guess.  I also took the opportunity to take some better pictures of the infantry from the previous post. Next on the list is a unit of pancerni cavalry.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

First of the Renaissance Polish

I asked a mate to pick up a Pendraken 10mm Renaissance Polish Battlepack for me from the York show and I got them from him at Cavalier so I've been painting them ever since. Unfortunately you don't get any command figures in the pack so I had to put in order for those. In the meantime, all 84 of the hadjuks were painted and based plus I started on the first unit of husaria; all the comrades are done and the command -officer, kettle-drummer and trumpeter are half way finished -including a two-tone horse for the officer. (Pictures on completion) After that I have a 12 figure unit of mounted Cossack LC, a 30 figure unit of Cossack infantry and a unit of 15 Polish Wybranieke (peasant levy) archers. Gostomski's and Kazimierz are taken from the Stockholm Roll which shows the wedding procession of King Sigismund III in 1605. It is useful because it shows other units as well including hadjuks and husaria with examples of the lance banners.

All the standards are hand painted by me and all the pictures are clickable.

It can be found here:

 Hadjuk unit of H. Gostomski who was the wojewoda (military leader) of Poznan -a private unit either from his retainers or from the city levy and paid for by him.
 A hadjuk unit from Karimierz
Hadjuk's from Sandomirz.
The uniform is a green coat with red lining and the standard is copied from the city coat of arms. Whether the uniform is accurate or not I don't know, but the colours go and the sources only say that blue, yellow  and red  were the most popular that is enough of a grey area for me.  

All three units together.