Some of my recent readings have been focused on the Battle of Kunersdorf with an eye toward building a scenario for recreating the battle. While in a Kunersdorf frame of mind, another Russian musketeer battalion was pushed into the painting queue. At the level of game-play using Honours of War, each infantry BMU is typically fielded as one regiment of two battalions. That is, each BMU is a two-battalion equivalent. Similarly, each two-stand BMU of cavalry will represent four squadrons.I digress. Off the painting desk today is a 23-figure Russian musketeer battalion. Musketeers are from Old Glory led by a Eureka Russian colonel. Great figures. The Russians in waistcoat are especially easy to paint. Having long ago fielded Old Glory Prussian and Austrian armies in 18mm, I have forgotten how good the figures were. Yes, I lament selling off those armies so many years ago. On the bright side, Prussian and Austrian armies have been reconstituted from primarily Eureka's fine SYW ranges.
Hopefully, more work on Kunersdorf can get underway before I get distracted by the urge to pop another Russian musketeer battalion into the painting queue. Kunsersdorf, itself, requires a lot of earthworks and gun emplacements all along the ridge. I need to tackle that aspect of the battle preparation too. To help me along, an order from Battelscale is in transit.