I used to have a brigade of 15mm opolchenie back in the 90s. Not great for winning battles, but I loved the anachronistic look of that huge, drab phalanx and it was good for the occasional WTF reaction from unsuspecting opponents. Looked all over for 15mm orthodox priests, but it was the 90s and stuff like that was hard to find, though I did manage to get the boys a few icons to strengthen their resolve.
On the question of firearms, I’ll admit I’m probably not reliable because my knowledge on this was only gathered from the Empire rule book as well as one or two other books. Nevertheless, I do remember reading that they had jaeger companies, although the pikes were more common. From what I recall, they didn’t have a reliable supply of rifles, so the jaegers had a mix of whatever firearms might have been available.
Where there is fire, we will carry gasoline