I have just purchased a company of infantry to form the first half of IR3, Duchess Bernhardt's Regiment - I have decided to start with regular troops and then intersperse them with elite units.
As an initial goal, I want to get enough troops to fight Blasthof Bridge, which is (if I recall correctly):
One regiment of foot;
One battery of two guns;
One regiment of horse.
So for that I am looking at about six months' worth of purchases. Then I will set to with building up an opposing force - the Grand Duchy of Somewhere.
I have, in my possession, a little notebook filled with flag designs, regimental names, characters, and the names of states.
Damn'd if I can find it though.