Yesterday, after a hand full of sleep after all night driving, I finished the bases on my first full squad of tsarist Russian Shocktroops.
I'll probably expand the squads to 12 men in the end as I vaguely remember the Russians fielding larger Squads.
Miniatures are from the "Back of Beyond" range by Mark Copplestone. The figures were a real joy to paint but unfortunately suffer from the dreaded monopose syndrome. To add a little bit of variety I slightly converted two of the figures to wear the french made Adrian helmet. For the headswap I used separate heads from Forgotten & Glorious. They were a perfect fit and I can only recommend their products. I hope they'll add to their currently quite small range of WW1 french in the not to far future.
For the uniforms I tried several shemes what gives the unit an overall quite inconsistent appearance. In the end I settled for VMC Russian Green for the trousers and the peaked cap and Foundry Moss for the Gymnastiorka.
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