The Russians were out to play again yesterday so before I put them away I thought I should hold a bit of a parade as it’s been just over a year (15 months) since I started this project. If ever there was evidence of going totally over the top again then this is a perfect example.
|Five regiments of cavalry and a load of Cossacks.
|Three batteries of artillery.
|On a knoll, some of the Russian generals.
|Behind the guns and command stands are seven jäger battalions, plus out of shot the equivalent of a couple more in skirmish order.
|I think there are five grenadier and 13 of musketeers.
Artillery x 1 foot and 1 horse battery (6 guns each)
Limbers x 12 (the result of several years of trawling eBay for Russian Crimean limbers to use for both Russian collections. These are a priority.
Jäger x 3 btn (@32 each) - One will be the Guard Jäger as they were deployed in Finland against the Swedes, and they are in production
Grenadiers x 2 btn (@3 each) plus one in production
Guard Infanty x 3 (@32 each)
Musketeer btns x 3 (@32 each) including one in production
YES! I HAVE FAR TOO MANY! I may well make a sensible decision and eBay the surplus……once I’ve worked out what is surplus and what is vital to the project. Doh!