iThe russian force is a combined force of infantry (mainly the 5th Jäger regiment), artillery from the 26th position battery (of Borodino fame, but thats for later - we may just conclude that if they survive this campaign, they will not survive their position at Borodino) and cavalry (Aktyrkha hussars and cossacks). There are also sappers from the Second Army.
The force commander is Lieutenant Colonel Steingell II, a (former) wealthy Saxon who has emigrated to russia to fight Napoleon. His second in command is Major Dombrowski who is not to much of a military man, but anyhow ended up as an officer (as you often do in the Russian imperial army if you are from the aristocracy). The two men get along reasonably well as they honor the commitment to the sacred war. Dombrowski has also the insight that he would not be able to hold the force together as Steingell does.
Other prominent officers of the force is Sabinov, Captain of hussars and commander of the vanguard. An independent-minded officer well suited for the light cavalry. There are also Captain Visitski, who has been given command of the strike force at hand, the 5th Jägers combined carabinieri company. Visitski hates Steingell who, according to Visitski is a treacherous german who has no right to his command in the russian army, he also despise Dombrowski because of what he consider is that mans incompetence (apart from being brave, Visitski has no more military skills than Dombrowski).
The force is divided into three parts. "The Vanguard" led by Sabinov, the "Main force", commanded by Steingall and "The Bridge detachment", which starts the campaign in area 8 and reinforce the garrison there.
The vanguard consists of the 4th Squadron, Akthyrka Hussars, 1st platoon of 2nd Jäger company (3rd batallion), Kommissarov XIIs cossacks, Feodosiiski Tartars. Here follows a more detailed list of the officers and troops of the vanguard.
Captain G. Sabinov (lvl 3), Illegitimate offspring of nobility, cad, avarage stamp, Handsome devil, charming, likely reputation
Lieutenant V. Lanskoi Hussar (lvl 2), Nobility with wealth and influence, cad, diminutive but good looking chap, vile individual
2 groups of hussars, musician
Captain Lieutenant N. Sorokin (lvl 2), Poverty stricken military family, honorable, sporting life, diminutive chap, handsome devil, dullard
2 groups of Jäger conscripts
Esaul E. Kommissarov XII (lvl 2), Cossack family with influence but no money, bounder, average stamp, fair of face, dullard
Sotnik P. Morkov (lvl 2), Cossack family with wealth and influence, bounder, strapping fellow, thoroughly dislikeable
2 groups of cossacks
Paul N. Feodosiiski II (lvl 1), from cossack family with influence but the families black sheep. Strapping fellow living a sporting life, handsome devil with an absolutely rotten personality.
2 groups of cossacks
Priknazi I. Sazonov (lvl 2), Poverty stricken cossack family, rotter, strapping fellow, thorougly dislikable
3 groups of dismounted cossacks
Pidpomichnyky Vlastov (Scout), Poor, bounder, View Hallo, sickly cove, no looker, charming
The Main Force
The main forces consists of the Combined Carabinieri Company (Carabinieris of the 1st and 3rd batallion), 1st Jäger company (3rd batallion), Strelski group (1st batallion), 2 12 pdr Guns (26th position battery), 3rd Squadron, Akthyrka Hussars, Kakhovski XXIIs cossacks and a sapper platoon.
Lieutenant Colonel A. Steingell II (lvl 3), Saxon, military family with welth and influence, Honourable, strapping fellow, plain, thorougly dislikable
Major K. Dombrowski (lvl 2), Poverty stricken military family, honorable, sickly cove, fair of face, thorougly dislikable
Captain H. Essen IV (lvl 2), Prussian, military family with wealth an influence, cad, average stamp, face like a pigs arse, affable
4 groups of Jägers, musician
Captain V. Vistitski III (lvl 2), honourable, nobility with wealth and money, fair of face, average stamp, charming
Captain Lieutenant M. Bulatov (lvl 2), poverty stricken military family, cad, average stamp, pleasant manner, fair of face
4 groups of Carabinieris, musician
Lieutenant S. Sabinov Hussar (lvl 2), illegitimate offspring of nobility, cad, giant of a man, good looking chap, pleasant, gambling devil.
Cornet V. Afanasyev (lvl 2), risen from the ranks, affable rotter.
2 groups of hussars
Podesaul U. Kakhovski XXII (lvl 2), military family with wealth and influence, a diminutive but good looking dullard rotter. Loves plunder, if the target is french or russian makes no difference.
2 groups of cossacks
Lieutenant F. Lanskoi (lvl 2), volunteer from a extremely wealthy family, a honorable strapping fellow, charming, with red cheeks and a fair face.
1 group of Strelski skirmishers
Lieutenant J. Ditterix (lvl 2), risen from the ranks, sporting life, a good-looking and honorable individual who lives a sporting life.
2 groups of sappers, 2 engineer wagons
Prikazni E. Zotov (lvl 1), military family, strapping pleasant bounder.
1 group of cossack skirmishers
Captain Lieutenant A. Panchulidzev (lvl 3), a charming cad from a noble family with influence but little money.
Fireworker W. Ilitch (lvl 2), risen from the ranks, honorable giant of a man, affable no looker but with a thunderous voice.
2 12pdr-guns, cassion
Father Cherbatov (Priest), a giant of a man, an vile individual and bounder.
Captain W. Lüders (Physic), a charming handsome devil, personally impoverished but from a family with money.
Adjutant L. Ilvaiski (Exploring officer), illegitimate offspring of nobility, a affable good looking young man.
The Bridge Detachement
The force detached to help defend the vital bridge at Rudnja consists of the 3rd Jäger company (3rd batallion), half the Strelski platoon (3rd batallion) and dismounted cossacks from the Kommissarov XII cossack regiment.
Lieutenant O. Zotov (lvl 2), Rake, poverty stricken military family, average stamp, plain and unremakable, vile individual.
4 groups of Jäger conscripts
Zerhant B. Ivanov (lvl 1)
Unnamed and forgotten cossack leader (lvl 1)
Dismounted cossack group
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