|Victrix Early Russian Grenadiers as Prussians|
1st Ost Prussian Grenadiers Leib Grenadiers
Each of the regular regiments of the reorganized Prussian army had three battalions and two grenadier companies, except for the Leib Regiment, which had four grenadier companies. The grenadier companies were converged to form standing four-company grenadier battalions (the four companies of the Leib Regiment formed the Leib Grenadier Battalion on their own). These were fighting units, to be sure. During the Befreiungskriege period, the Leib Grenadier Battalion was engaged in combat in 16 battles and the 1st Ost Prussian in 23.
The cylindrical pack isn't right, but most would probably not notice, especially from the French side of the table. The figures were configured such that I was able to have one battalion (1 Ost Prussian) in rolled greatcoats and the other (Leib) without.
The superb GMB Flags really finish the look of any unit.
|Front Rank Russian Grenadier Officers|
With this conversion, the Prussians, too, have a shock element that looks the part.