The 18mm 1799 Suvorov in Italy and Switzerland project has not seen much action at the painting desk thus far in 2017. The last figures to cross the painting desk were in March. Fortunately, the 1799 project did see action on the gaming table with a pair of battle of Montebello 1800 games making their debut.
To redress the lack of painting progress, two battalions of Austrian grenz hit the workbench. These 2 x 13 figure battalions muster out as the Szluiner Grenz Regiment.
The composition of the battalions is mixed. The mounted officer is an AB Miniatures' figure while the foot are all Campaign Game Miniatures (CGM). To my eye, the CGM figures are, on balance, only slightly below the quality of AB. In many cases, the figures are on equal footing. In some, I prefer CGM. As for size, CGM and AB match very well.
After these grenz march off the painting desk, two French battalions of CGM figures will take their place on the workbench.