These are my first two painted Red Army Cavalry sections, one mounted and one dismounted:
"On the morning of 23 June 1944 our Combined Mechanized Cavalry Group (III Guards Cavalry Corps and III Guards Mechanized Corps) entered the gap that had been made in the German defences by tank and infantry units. The 2nd Squadron of our regiment was the first to go into battle at Bogushevsk. This squadron, under Guards Senior Sergant Oleinikov, was the regiment's point and suddenly ran into Fritz's defensive perimeter around the town. Olenikov made a bold decision: two sabre platoons dismounted and began a firefight with the Germans, distracting their attention, while Oleinikov and the two remaining sabre platoon bypassed the German defences and stormed them from the rear, on horseback with sabres drawn. The Germans fled in panic."
These were the first two sections, now I only need to paint up two more: one mounted and one dismounted! Then I can field one platoon of each kind at the same time (that is half a squadron, where the squadron has four platoons of two sections each). When dismounting, four men are left behind as horseholders, so the dismounted section fields only eight men. The mounted section is already converted and the dismounted put together so I will hopefully show them off here soon!