|The blank patches at the rear of the base is for the attachment of a commander's identifier label.|
Sunday, 8 May 2016
The new job is such a time-kill. So I am really struggling to get the time to paint. Thus, these and the other units I have done recently have been rushed and suffer from that, and perhaps from a poorer eyesight I must grudging admit. However I have finally got the last of Lavrov's 5th Corps (the Russian Imperial Guard) done. These cuirassier regiments of the Emperor's in dark blue facings and the Empress's in rose , were combined with the Guard Infantry to be the "Shock Force" of the combined Russian armies at Borodino. However it seems poor Lavrov had a "nervous breakdown" and thus the corps command was compromised. It was thus not really directed into the battle in a meaningful way but was committed into minor counter-attacks throughout the battle. We shall see how this pans out during our re-fight.