After procrastinating for a month I've decided to take the plunge and have ordered the start off my Napoleonic Russian force in 28mm. I've decided to use Front Rank at this stage- I've ordered my artillery (10 guns to start- I need 15!) some Cuirassiers and Pavlov's Grenadiers. My aim is to base the core infantry force on the 1st Division at Borodino- basically I'll be replicating my 15mm AB arm in 28mm! I'm hoping the Warlord Games plastics aren't too far off as I intend to use them for my regular infantry battalions.
With next year being the 200th anniversary of the 1812 cqampaign it seems fitting, we will aim to get organised to run a demo game to celebrate the anniversary so getting the Russians up and running seems to be a fitting goal.
Eventually I'll put together a Duchy of Warsaw force to oppose the Russians which I will be able to combine with Kent's French for a bigger battle. Poochie and Lintman are keen to do a Waterlooe themed demo game at Conquest (October) so my Russsians will not be needed and if I join them I'll have to borrow a command from them. Which means I probably should build a small French force to join them but if I concentrate on that then I won't have a force to fight vs Kent's French (and I refuse to play non historical match ups) so we will have to wait and see.
My current issue (as always) is basing. The guys are using 50mm square bases with 4 figures per base and although it doesn't look bad it just doesn't quite look right to me. In metals it will be 50% dearer to do 24 fig battalions (6 per base) but that is also 50% more painting and time required. Using plastics it isn't such as issue as the plastic ranges are cheap enough anyway. I'll have a closer look at Kent's stuff before making my final decision.