Today we have a look at the stoic soldiers of the Rostov Musketeers, which fought as part of Osterman Tolstoy's 2nd Division on the left wing of the Russian army at Eylau, 1807.
|3 bases of Russian Musketeers in greatcoats for the Battle of Eylau 1807. Figures by Warrior Miniatures 15mm Napoleonic Range, flag is hand painted on canvas.|
|Rostov Musketeers - I have gone for the 'Inspection Period' facings and flags, so thats green cuffs and colors for this unit, and a green cross on a white background for the Lithuanian Inspection flag. Orange pom pom is purely speculative.|
|Rear quarter view of the Rostov Musketeers.|
|Front view. Despite the plainer appearance of troops in greatcoats, they are not necessarily easier to paint than the more flamboyant uniforms of the period. It all takes around the same amount of work actually.|
|Undersides of the base - Im getting a little fancier now, these guys get a full flag, gold trim, and the regiment name in Cyrillic lettering. It all counts.|