Russian Grenadiers (1813)
"Russian Month" is going so well, that I now have a significant backlog of Russian units to blogged about. A serious backlog !
Lets get rolling then ...
Russian Grenadiers for 1813.
Main differences for the Russian Grenadiers for this latter period are :
- Reduced unit size. Most battalions are now down to 2 bases worth of troops by the time they take the field at Leipzig.
- Reduced grading. 1813 sees the average Grenadier battalion drop from grade 'Grenadier' in 1812 down to 'Elite' ... not a huge change.
- Simplified uniform. All units in standard kiver, large but thin plume, and standard red facings.
2 Battalions of Russian Grenadiers form Regimental Mass from 2 Battalions.
Troop Type: HI (Heavy Infantry / Shock Troops)
Elite / No Skirmisher
Battalion Size: 480-720 effectives
(2-3 bases per Battalion)
Deployment : 100-150 yds frontage
Semi Skirmish: n/a
Full Skirmish: n/a
StreetFight Rating: Excellent
Poor Musket / Powder: Minor negative modifier for all shooting
- March Column
- Closed Column
- Attack Column
- Regimental Mass (2 Battalions as 1 single unit)
- Hasty Square
Figures for these guys are from Lancashire Games in 15mm.
Paint job - pretty standard fare. Block coloring over grey primer, light wash with vallejo game color washes, finished with 2 coats of airbrushed matte varnish, and fine details in alcohol based metalics.
Vallejo all the way.
Lets look at some basic formations for these guys : (Descriptions below the images)
Company Wide March Column - used for moving up into position.
... now to get on with the rest. Dozens more to come yet, been just too slack posting them all.