With fortune in my camp, 19th Century Miniatures offered a big sale over the Christmas holidays. Perfect time to sample some figures. Having painted and fielded two rather large Prussian and Austrian SYW armies from Old Glory (before 19th Century Miniatures bought up the 15mm Old Glory ranges), I knew how good the SYW figures were. It really is a shame I sold off those two armies. Oh well, the Old Glory armies have been replaced with Prussians and Austrians from Eureka.
Back to the Old Glory Russians. I ordered enough figures for a couple of battalions. When they arrived I thought the figures looked brilliant. These 22 Russian musketeers from Old Glory are led by a Eureka Russian colonel. Splendid battalion. Their flag will wait until they have seen battle.
It will be interesting to compare the Old Glory Russians against Jake's Blue Moon Russians. I wager they will look fine together on the gaming table. The Blue Moon Prussian figures I have match with the Eureka figures quite nicely. Anyway, I like these figures a lot. At 40% discount, they represented a real bargain. In with the 19th Century order were also a few packs of Prussians and Austrians in addition to packs for other projects. I also recruited some Russian musketeers from Lancashire Games as a trial too.