Regular readers of this blog may recall that last February I commenced work on a Napoleonic Russian force consisting of an infantry division of twelve battalions and two batteries, supported by a couple of brigades of cavalry and some cossacks. I powered into this and by April last year I had five battalions and the command sets for another three, plus three units of cossacks - a total of 212 infantry figures, three mounted officers and eighteen cossacks - completed.
At that point I needed to concentrate on the Crimean War project and the Napoleonics went into a hiatus. Now that the Crimean and Carlist projects are complete I have brought the Napoleonics back into focus.
The purchase earlier this month of four boxes of plastic infantry, 160 figures, is enough to complete all the infantry. The first phase was to complete the musketeer battalions of which there were these three units.
This completes all eight musketeer battalions. Still to be completed are the four battalions of jägers (one of which is three-quarters finished), two batteries of artillery, two regiments of dragoons, two of cuirassiers, two foot batteries and six mounted commanders. The three already completed regiments of cossacks have a dual purpose in that they are available for use in both the Crimean and Napoleonic wars.