Hi, I managed to get some pictures today before the light went of the latest figures to arrive from the basing department.
The first to share is a regiment of foot Cossacks.
The article I read in the Great Northern War Compendium first led me to consider these troops. I know there were plenty of Cossacks fighting on foot around Poltava. The article refers to "Town Cossacks" or "Mercenary" Cossack regiments. These seem to have a uniform coat but civilian clothing otherwise, not dissimilar to how Western European armies were uniformed in earlier periods.
There is reference to a force of 2,000 of these being cornered and destroyed in the early campaigns of the Swedes in Lithuania and Poland whilst fighting alongside the Saxons as the Russian contingent. So I see me being able to use them to supplement Saxon, Swedish or Russian armies. I intend to have two of these. The article shows troops in either grey or brown coats so I will have one unit with a mainly grey coat and the other mainly brown.
The first finished then is my grey coated regiment.