Temporary Infantry in S-B Service --
I am continually amazed by how much of my time has been taken up by the act of moving into our new home . . . and, as a result, I've not been able to get my RSM figures painted.
So, what I've done is to take my Great Northern War figures and use those as temporary substitutes for my Saxe-Bearstein units. Here then are some photos of some of these "temporary units" . . . okay, some of the line infantry units.
I've had to combine numerous smaller units generally by repainting facing colors and sometimes leggings as well.
The first photo (note -- click on them to see a larger image) is of the troops I'm using for IR-2 von Becks.
The sharp-eyed amongst you might note that not all of the hat lace and pompoms are the same. That is because it was formed from two GNW Saxon units and correcting this would have been too fiddly.
Next we have a stand-in for IR-3 von Grolsch. If you note the red, green and white flag, it is quite similar to IR-8 von Urquell (aside from a different shade of green and yellow-gold instead of von Grolsch's white.
It is with the third photo, that of the substitute for IR-6 von Coors that we begin to really see the GNW flavor of these BLOODAXE MINIATURES (a supplier that I believe is no longer in business).
Note the hats. These were originally designed as Polish infantry (or as an alternate Russian figure). I've combined a number of them to create some more stand-ins.
I must say, however, that I miss the tricornes.
Photo four shows similar figures standing in for IR-5 von Schlitz.
Their violet facing color is quite striking on the tabletop.
All of the previously mentioned units are regular "line infantry". The final photo is of something different.
I use a semi-diamond pattern when I base irregular troops. And these fellows are standing-in for IR-10, my Kokanee Grenzers.
The actual figures were taken from a number of Russian units (and, again, are BLOODAXE figures).
If you look closely, you can see the "diamond pattern" of basing. This looks particular good when they are on the tabletop as, under my rules, each stand rolls for its own movement.
This results in a very irregular mob look to them.
These aren't the RSMs I'll eventually paint, but they will serve in the interim.