Though my initial intention was to collect and paint plastic 1/72 figures for the Grand Duchy of Stollen project, the Grand Duchess (bless her) blew that idea to smithereens when she presented me with 60+ RSM95 Prussian grenadiers for Christmas 2006. These wonderful figures were painted the following spring (2007), completed by early June, and a photograph of them now graces the top of this blog.
At any rate, once I saw these little beauties up close, it was love at first sight, and I have gradually made a switch from plastics to using these 30mm metal figures for my imaginary campaign between the Grand Duchy of Stollen and the Electorate of Zichenau. Those of you who have been tuning in for a while to the machinations here also know that I've included a few other classic 25/30mm figures ranges in the collection, for example those by Holger Eriksson, Spencer Smith, and Garrison along with a smattering of MiniFigs and the current unit in progress over on the painting desk, which consists of Huzzah figures.
I'd also like to add maybe a dozen Suren (Willie) officer figures mounted on RSM horses at some point to introduce a bit more variety to my mounted generals and ADCs. Those of you familiar with Charge! Or How to Play War Games by Brigader Peter Young and Colonel James Lawford know that the two included scads of generals and ADCs on horseback in their games. It seems reasonable, therefore, to beef up that particular branch of my collection before too long.