The first unit to march into the storage bin is the stand of grenadier companies from the Prussian 10th Musketeer Regiment (eight figures). The parent to half of the grenadiers, the first battalion of the 10th Musketeers passed off the painting desk recently (see 10th Musketeer Regiment). Like its parent, the grenadiers are wearing their summer white gaiters. The figures are Blue Moon and the quality (even the faces) are excellent. Really terrific sculpts!
The second unit off the painting desk is one squadron of the Austrian 11th Dragoon Regiment (Wurttemberg). Like all of the cavalry in the project, the figures are Eureka.
There was a bit of confusion with this squadron. I pulled six dragoons from The Lead Pile leaving only a musician or two and a few broken horsemen left in the dragoon bin. Thinking these remaining six were purchased to bring one of the existing Austrian dragoon regiments up to their full complement of six squadrons, I went through the roster to pinpoint the under strength regiment. When I checked the roster, all three Austrian dragoon regiments showed six squadrons. How could that be? Why have only six unpainted dragoons? Perhaps the roster was in error? I went to the storage bin and pulled the painted Austrian dragoons. Yep. Three full strength regiments of six squadrons each. Well! I will have to begin a fourth dragoon regiment. Thus, the 11th is born.
Now, of course, I will need more Austrian dragoons to bring this regiment up to full strength! See how my projects never seem to finish?