Work continues on pushing reinforcements into the 15mm Risorgimento project. This time, a French regiment of 3 x 12 figure battalions are mobilized and head out to the storage box. Figures are Lancashire Games and are flagged as the 74th Line. The French uniform of the Second Empire with its blue jacket, red pantaloons and cap, and white gaiters is one of my favorites. Strikingly handsome uniform.
Including this latest addition, France can now deploy one division of infantry onto the battlefield. This regiment marks the beginning of a mobilizing a second division of four regiments.A typical French infantry division consisted of two brigades of two line regiments each with one chasseur battalion and two artillery batteries. Among the masses of Sardinians and Austrians, I can now field a token French division. Having a viable French contingent opens up a number of gaming possibilities.