There are disadvantages to having Krisztian paint figures - they're in Hungary for one thing, but he over comes that by sending beautifully composed pictures so that you can have a look at what you're missing.
These are Hussars of the Russian Regiment Isumsky. The silver trumpet dates the regiment to post 1807 as they were awarded a silver trumpet as recognition of the service at Eylau where they prevented the capture of Barclay de Tolly.
The figures themselves are from Zvesda's wonderful Russian hussars set which I've adored for years. Before I even thought of raising a Russian army, I recruited some for my Hussars of Conflans. They are one of the finest sets of figures I have ever seen.
I think the pelisses are particularly smashing. I've never fielded a mixed unit of lancers and hussars before. Apparently the thinking behind it was that the front rank carried the lance, presumably to clear the way for the sabre wielders behind.
The pennants look rather dashing don't they?
Having done a little cavalry drill, I can confirm that this is absolutely the most comfortable way to carry a sword for any period of time unless you're sloping arms.
A horde of furious hussars
Pistol packing NCO
Detail of trooper, I particularly like the work Krisztian has done on the horses face.
Detail of lancer
There is also the glad news that the Russian expansion will be making its way over the water in the not too distant future. GMT announced that they would be charging credit cards on the 5th of February and traditionally the game arrives about four to six weeks after that.
I better get weaving on those infantry.