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18mil is a good thing, in 1:72 there is no suitable russian Lancer set for the crimea, so I'll have to convert them for my army unsing napoleonic figures...
Send me a mail, and I'll will mail you scans from the Osprey Book about that period with some pictures and color tables. Have you ever tried the Newbury rules? They are really good.
I bought the complete Crimean range from Tumbling Dice. They have Russian cavalry in greatcoats with seperate heads and arms. So you have the chance to make lancers. The shabraque is ok for lancers.
Sadly only to have them in greatcoats. So conversions of old Esci, HAT and maybe Strelets and Emhar lancers are possible.