The unit that stands before you is the Apcheronski Regiment which for many Russian Seven Years fans is a must do unit as they have a very distinctive trade mark. The gaiters on Russian regiments is normally white or black, but the Apcheronski Regiment fought so hard at the battle of Kunersdorf they were said to have stood "knee deep in blood" and so are allowed to wear red gaiters as a reward. The red I used for the gaiters was more of a dried blood(maroon) which I also did for the red leather parts.
My friend Mike at Dreispitz is a big fan of the Seven Years War and drew me into the period. I started off with the French as they were a good choice for getting us started, but I always had my eye on the Russians. I just really like the Green and Red combo and after doing this unit I have decided they will be my main army for the Seven Years War and leave the French and Austrians to Mike. We both will do Prussians as you really cannot game the SYW without them and so they will need to be done at some point!
The figures are from Wargames Foundry with a mix of older and newer versions. I prefer the older range to the newer one, but will happily mix the two. It's a good thing Wargames Foundry has made changes in management and brought back their older ranges which are brilliant coupled with the new pricing and the old buy x and get x free deals has really put Foundry back in my good graces. Since their paints are my favorite coupled with what is now once again a huge amount of lovely figures to choose from at what are now at least affordable rates has put on smile on my face.
The unit was painted using mostly Foundry paints with some Vallejo. The standards are from GMB designs and are great as always.
Thanks for viewing!:-)
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