I finished the second squadron of CR2 Prinz von Preussen Cuirassier regiment (12 figures per "squadron" and two "squadrons" per regiment in my organization). The flags from GMB Designs were attached a few minutes ago, which means that the regiment is officially enrolled in my Minden Miniatures army.
|First Squadron - click to enlarge|
I use a 1:20 ratio of figures to men so my cavalry regiments are a bit under strength at 480 troopers. I really should have 32 to 36 figures per cavalry regiment which would yield 640 to 720 troopers in the regiment. Prussian cavalry regiments largely had five squadrons. If I had five squadrons then I would need to have 6-7 figures per squadron and a 6-figure mini-squadron just does not have the visual appeal that I am looking for. So I went with 12 figures as this looked right to my eye and 24 figures was enough figures to paint as far as I'm concerned.