|The six battalions of the Russian Imperial Guard in all their gloss varnished glory!|
On the basing desk for quite sometime, these wonderful Elite Miniatures figures are about to get a hefty workout as I commence my General D'Armee phase of my wargaming life. For those of you who have been following this ongoing project, it is my attempt to play a few games in that particularly interesting period where Napoleon really did have an intense edge over all the powers that went p against him, particularly Russia, Austria and Prussia.
These figures are designed by the very talented Peter Moreby and have been painted for me by DPS quite some time ago. I decided that it was ridiculous in the extreme for them to not be getting a Guernsey now that I have nearly finished rebasing the other 18 battalions of Elite early war Russians in the collection as well.
|Still a little bit of correcting do engage in but all in all pretty pleased with this lot.|
As you can see I have returned to the "Gilder WHC" method of basing the officer on a slight apex in front of the battalion. I will do these for all my Elite 1805-07 battalions.
The Russian Imperial Guard played a pivotal role at Austerlitz and in the end was basically the only reserve formation left purely in that role after the blunders of the column attacks of the allies at the onset of the battle. They also play an important role in Dave Browns linked scenarios for refighting the battle for the Pratzen in his GdB scenario books.