Anyway, I finally completed the first two of my infantry corps for the upcoming Borodino battle. With a ~2000/base ratio, a corps does not amount to that many figures but does look fine on the tabletop.
I painted all the figures in rather large groups according to same pose then mixed them per base. Thus glued, then I painted on the appropriate shoulder board color and attached the correct flag for each regiment representing some which were in each corps' divisional OOB. The proportions of grenadiers to line to jagers are as close as possible given the large ratio.
One might note that I decided to have my jagers in march order than indeed skirmishing. If I expand my Russian army ( yeah, it might NOT happen...) then I have some modified OG models (running at full sprint!) to fulfill those lights elements; but the plastics are lighter in weight.
The 8th Corps under Borozdin:
4 grenadiers, 2 line, 1 jager, 1 artillery and the commander
|I found flags for enough regiments to have all with standard bearers (except the jagers which did not carry)|
1 grenadier, 3 line, 1 jager, 1 artillery and the commander
Speaking of the Russian jagers, they can be represented by the usual line troops as they were identical but for their black belts and green facings. (among other minor details)
Only two of the seven infantry corps for the game. I have one more infantry corps to do: Lavrov's 5th Corps -- and a few cavalry corps --- but the remaining will be completed by other players for the battle and thus they will have the exciting task of commanding their own figures in the game.