2 Battalions of Grenadiers, the St. Petersburg and the Pavlovski, march through a Russian village on the way to toss out the French invaders. They are protected by a screen of jagers, who have already adopted their cold weather trousers, signalling the approach of General Winter.
My last attempt to photograph the jagers was an abysmal failure, but was able to get somewhat better shots of them this time, despite the sun flitting in and out behind the clouds. I had a reflector placed to bounce some light on the front of the jagers, but the sun was only marginally cooperative.
Here we have the Russian forces arrayed thus far. I am working on constructing the 1st Division of the 3rd Army Corp from the Russian First Army. Next up will likely be a couple of line infantry battalions, probably Tchernigov and Koporski. After that I hope I will have been able to find the remaining figures I need to model the Imperial Guard Cossacks. There will also be some attached cavalry, probably a squadron of Cuirassier, and either dragoons or chasseurs, maybe even some more cossacks.
The buildings you see are mostly by Pegasus Models, the big on is actually a pre-painted model they produce. I must admit I was inspired by a post I saw some months ago, which inspired me to go ahead and paint up the smaller cottages and add the fire highlights to the windows of the larger structure. The small log cabin on the far right is actually made with the Linka system for building HO scale plaster models. You can see some other examples by clicking the Linka label on the left hand side of my blog.
The St. Petersburg grenadiers formed for battle. These were a relatively simple touch up to make serviceable, but still required quite a bit of effort after all the little fixes were accounted for.
Up next will likely be some more scenic elements, a road and a small stream. Before any more units are touched up for the Russians, I need to switch gears for a while and finish up a civil war project before a friend comes to visit this fall from England. We will be recreating parts of the battle of Stones River, on the actual site of the battle in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.