The French in Brigade Games' Napoleonic line are expertly sculpted by Paul Hicks and really are a pleasure to paint. As the photos show, these are long and lanky Frenchmen and look like they have been on campaign for some time. The first photo reminds me a bit of an impressionistic painting so I included it even though the details and colors are a little over-exposed.
With the reorganization of the two French battalions to include grenadiers, four painted infantry have been released for other duty. Eight additional infantry are in The Lead Pile so another order to Brigade Games is required to bring a third battalion up to full strength. With a few more figures, I could field a second battalion of gendarmes a pied too. I just missed the free shipping promo but I can wait for the next sale. As an aside, I really need to keep a list of figures needed to fulfill requirements so that when a sale pops up, I can respond quickly.