The plan for my portion of the project is to field a Russian Expeditionary Force supplemented by native contingents. These natives will be a mix of Indians and Afghans many of which can fight for either their Russian or British handlers.
Two more native guns are in the painting queue with two Russian limber teams currently on the painting desk. Rumors flow that the British are anxious for a fight. Confidence is high that the Russians can take to the field with prospects of success. Still, calling up more Russian regulars might be a prudent stance. Yet to be recruited, outfitted, and mustered into service are one battalion of Russian infantry and a couple of pulks of Cossacks. These recruits are a long way down in the painting queue, for now. After the Russian limbers are completed, back to the 1859 project for a bit.