I’ve been working on big skirmish/small battle project for the Russian Civil War. The figures are mostly from Peter Pig. There is a set of rules in preparation that will be the Russian equivalent of the ones I did for the Spanish Civil War last year.
I must admit to a pang of guilt when I saw your post, and your lovely figures. I had painted up a Russian WW1 army a few months ago, consisting of Peter Pig figures as well (and as you mention, they are lovely figures indeed). I bought some more PP castings to expand the army to cover the RCW, but sadly got sidetracked by WW1 Austrians. I finished painting those worthies, but instead of returning to the RCW project, I just bought figures for a Byzantine army yesterday.
Now I look at my RCW figures languishing in their box, and feel bad. Oh, the shame. Mind you, I had laid the groundwork for some rules of my own for the period, but hadn’t gotten too far as of yet.
I was especially impressed with your Siberian cossacks. Nicely done! You may yet inspire me to finish my RCW period!
I find you have to go with what you feel painting like in the moment. I certainly do. Currently I’m motivated to paint some 7YW figures that I’ve neglected for years. Once I’ve scratched that itch I’m doing more RCW, tchankas and artillery limbers and teams.