Your bat reps are still a joy to read - thanks!
If I dare (since I'm still in the process of painting and only had one game), I wouldn't put a Moskva in the face of storm-totting Firtina generators - too many points slowed down. In the same vein, against the Ottomans, a possibility I think of would be to multiply the threats, but at 800 pts, I find it quite hard.
Agreed, using PLC allies would allow your Large to Mimic something, but you would need to add at least 2 Szabla to select a Zamiec. Maybe you should save this for a bigger game. A Shield Tower could suffice.
Another hypothesis: why not Tiksi Support Cruisers? 9 AD Bombards at RB3: let them have a taste of their own medicine.
Besides, have you ever thought of Saransk Skyships? With their Concussive Barrage MAR, they could help you get rid of Mines, couldn't they? Or prize a Sinop? Or even help your Borodino prize the Kanuni?