Most formed or regular infantry are fielded in battalions of 24 figures for the campaign. That is what I have done as well. Figures are Wargames Foundry from the Crimean War range and these are simply stunning sculpts. Molding is crisp with good facial details. For me, painting 24 x 25mm figures is a large bite to chew but having figures in greatcoat helped greatly. Russian greatcoats take the Minwax stain well too.Russian regiments will be fielded in 3 x 24 figure battalions. I will need to verify in what strength Russian cavalry should be fielded before I dive into a few Russian cossacks. This will be a fun, little, diversionary side project. After writing that last sentence, the meanings of "little," "diversionary," and "side" in reference to a project have me a bit befuddled.
Expect to see the occasional Russian pop off the painting desk along with a few supporting native elements.