|Russian officer on horse
I received pictures of the Russian musketeers and grenadiers, both in waistcoats and in uniform coats, that Richard Ansell has just completed. The greens are at Griffin Moulds now so the process of turning the greens into production castings is well underway.
These are "line" musketeers and grenadiers, which is to say that they are not Observation Corps figures. So all figures are in gaitors. We offer the choice of Russians wearing the Summer kit of a sleeved waistcoat as well as the traditional green uniform coat.
1) Russian Musketeers in uniform coats:
|Russian Musketeers in Uniform Coats
2) Russian Grenadiers in uniform coats
|Russian Grenadiers in uniform coats
3) Russian musketeers and grenadiers in red waistcoats:
|Russian Musketeers and Grenadiers in waistcoats - Summer kit
4) Russian mounted Colonel:
So this means that once these new figures are cast that Minden Miniatures will provide a rather extensive range of Russian infantry figures, both in Summer kit and in regular uniform kit, that covers the line musketeers and grenadiers and the Observation Corps musketeers and grenadiers. In addition, we have Russian artillery crews both in loading and firing poses.
Russian cavalry remains on the to do list, however, the next batch of figures that Richard is working on include French heavy cavalry in bearskin hats, French foot grenadiers in bearskins, Austrian horse grenadiers in bearskins (do you catch the "bearskin" theme here?).
Finally, French personality figures will arrive with Marshal de Broglie and Lt. General Chevert.