For those bored of Zorndorf, I can only tell you we are about half-way there. These two units are my first examples of the Blue Moon miniature's Russian Musketeers in Summer Uniform. They definitely stand out with their all-red attire. I think they also help to represent some of the unique aspects of the Russian Army of the time:
- Soldiers were permitted to 'dress-down' rather than overheat in the summer sun.
- Soldiers were made to lie down during the cannonade to reduce casualties.
I wonder if these contributed to the Russian showing during the battle. The Russians were comfortable and focusing on force protection, while the Prussians conducted a forced march in full regalia, and thus arrived suffering from fatigue and heat exhaustion.
Anyway, here are the first two regiments:
Schlusselburg Musketeer Regiment:
Two more units to go, and then it is back to the 2nd line to finish the rest of Galytsin's musketeers.