I think they're up to something
I used water based yacht varnish - which is nice but took two coats to get the required shine. I think I may have to stick the brain cell endangering oil based version.
I'm reading Mike Embree's "Too Little, Too Late" at present about the Austro Prussian War of 1866. Which would suggest these chaps are up to skullduggery.
Sadly I don't think there are any moulds available that would allow me to make additional Prussian infantry.