Sorry, not the punch line of a bad joke about a bunch Ruskis visiting a bordello, but rather announcing the onset of the home stretch painting for our Borodino project for Historicon, 2012. Czar Barry will be detailing some of the planning process for this massive undertaking on his blog, along with pictures of the units he is doing. I'll also be posting pictures of many of my own Russian Napoleonic units, both old and new. Hey, the Russians fought (if you can call it that) in the 1809 campaign too, allegedly on the side of Napoleon. Have no fear, I'll continue to post about French, Austrian, and Rhine Confederation units as well! Hopefully there will be some playtest battle reports also.
In preparation for the onslaught of the forces of Alexander I on this blog, I'm going to attempt to use the static pages feature of Blogger to post a roster of my Napoleonic armies, both existing and planned; this will doubtless further reveal the seriousness of my own megalomania, LOL! If it works, I'll do the same for my other forces (Ancients, Late Medieval/Renaissance, English Civil War, 15mm Renaissance Galleys w/ crews, 1:1200 Napoleonic sailing ships, and Superior Starfleet Wars spaceships) as well as my publications (stealing an idea from Eric Burgess there).
Anyway, there should now be a sort of toolbar across the bottom of the blog's header, with a tab for Napoleonic Troops; if you click on it, it should give a rather more detailed listing than you might want of my painted troops, which number just a few shy of 5,000 figures as of today. The other tabs are just place holders for future information for the time being.
Meanwhile, back to painting Russian Cavalry!