Saturday, March 21, 2015

4th Legere Bn 1 in 28mm

What began as somewhat of a novelty in February of painting only 28mm Napoleonics  continues deep into March.  Certainly, I must finish up this Napoleonic blitz by month end, no?  I think so.


Off the painting desk today is battalion #1 of the 4th French Legere Regiment.  Without the fancy, multi-colored plumes of voltigeurs from many legere regiments, the 4th looks a little ordinary.  To provide a bit more elan, I opted to field the carabiniers in bearskin and the voltigeurs in colpack.  Another good addition to the French cause, n'cest ce pas?  Figures are Front Rank.

A few surplus carabiniers in bearskin and voltigeurs in colpack remain in The Lead Pile.  Two each are being painted and pressed into service to retrofit the already mustered, first battalion of the 2nd Legere Regiment.  The shako wearing flank companies dismissed from the 2nd with then be repurposed as chasseurs in another French legere battalion.

12 comments:

  1. I do like the uniform of the Legere, with the green plumes!

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  2. Very very nice looking unit! Lovely basing too!

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  3. Great looking Legere in dark blue. I think Napoleonic gaming in 15/18mm is a winner, but 28mm figs do look nice on the table, in albeit smaller formations.

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    1. I agree that 15mm is the way to go for large Napoleonic battles but I do enjoy fighting smaller actions in 28.

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  4. Very nice Legere Battalions; I too am a fan of their uniform. We need a shot of the rear of the figures, though!

    25/28mm for big battles, definitely! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Peter!

      These fine fellows should never be in a position to turn their backsides on the field of battle. For you, I will post a photo of the rear.

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  5. Splendid, they are splendid..."Vive l'Empereur!"

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  6. Excellent Jonathan, mighty fine all in blue!

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