With regulars, Cossacks, and natives to lead into battle, the fledgling Russian Great Game force requires some leadership. Having the potential for a NWF game during the Christmas holiday, Russian commanders were lacking and a few good men needed to be pressed into service soon. To that end, two command stands muster from the painting desk. Figures are from Wargames Foundry's Crimean War range.
While two, 15mm units of 17th Century Japanese (one Ikko Ikki, one Ashigaru bowmen) are in work, one more unit for the Great Game project awaits in the wings. Ready to jump onto the painting desk once the Japanese depart is 1 x 24 figure battalion of Sikhs. Perhaps this native battalion can fall out for service before the game takes place?
Motivated by my continued reading of Guelzo's, Gettysburg The Last Invasion, I am tackling one of the missing links in the 10mm ACW project. That missing component is dismounted cavalry. Fifty or so of these tiny troopers are getting the primer today. With the inspiration generated by Guelzo and to take a break from the painting desk, thoughts of pulling the 10mm ACW project from storage boxes and arraying them for parade are being entertained. By the way, thus far, Guelzo's account of the battle is a good one.