Today I pull off a SYW hat trick. No, not the white tape on the tricornes hat trick but the production of three SYW units in succession. I do not often stay focused on one project to produce three units one after the other but this time, I did. This trio managed to touch all arms and three different nationalities of the SYW. First off the painting desk were a pair of Austrian guns, followed by 18 Prussian cuirassiers, and finally these 23 Russian musketeers. Diversity within one project!
Off the workbench today is another Russian musketeer battalion of 22 Old Glory hatmen led by a Eureka Russian Colonel. Fine troops all. To date, five Russian musketeer battalions have crossed the painting desk. I must say, I really enjoy painting these Old Glory Russians. Excellent figures and the Russians dressed in summer waistcoat are a snap to paint. The white summer gaiters contrasted against the red waistcoat and breeches is a handsome combination.
With three SYW units in a row coming off the workbench, time to allow other projects to see some attention. While a number of Old Glory Russian musketeers remain in The Lead Pile, time to let some other projects take front and center. Among the units working their way through the painting queue are two battalions of French Consular Guard for the 18mm 1799 project, one 28mm Celtic warband (Yes! Another one!), and a Parliamentarian regiment of horse for the 32mm ECW project. After these muster off the painting desk, expect some Celtic cavalry for the Punic Wars project, a regiment of foote for the ECW project, and a return to the 10mm ACW project. These are enough to keep me busy for the remainder of October and part of November, I expect. Until next time.