Friday, December 18, 2015

4th Legere Regiment

With 2015 winding down, I closed the lid and nailed the box shut on one of my 2015 goals.  That goal was to complete 200 28mm Napoleonics during the year.  I made it, but just.  Painting log shows 157 foot, 41 horse, 8 artillerymen, and 2 guns completed in 2015.  The project has now reached a count of slightly under 900 figures.  What began as a notion for a small side project has exploded into a full-fledged project.  How quietly the project has grown!
Rolling off the painting desk is the second battalion of the French 4th Legere Regiment.  These 18 figures (16 in close order and two as skirmishers) are Front Rank figures. 
As I pulled the 1st battalion from the storage box, I rummaged through all of the other boxes in search of the skirmishers for the first battalion.  None to be found.  Since each light battalion should carry a complement of two skirmishers, two more legere skirmishers need to go into the painting queue.  Those two AWOL skirmishers should muster out before year-end. 
Hopefully, 2016 will see this collection back in action on the Peninsula.

20 comments:

  1. Jonathan, I am so pleased to see that it is not only me that I am not the only one whose projects suffer from scope creep! Two out of the three projects I started this year have doubled in size as they progressed.

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    1. Mark, CLEARLY we are afflicted by the same malady!

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  2. Beautiful job on this Legere Regiment Jonathan...900 figures? OUaouh!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Never seems too many until you begin the count.

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  3. Those look brilliant Jonathan! I really do like Front Rank Naps! I wish I could organize my projects and set figure count goals, but it never seems to work out like that for me.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you, Christopher! I do like the FR Napoleonics too. I like the newer Reinforcement packs even better. Sculpting is superb. These French legere, of course, are the older models.

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  4. Lovely brushwork Jonathan! Front Rank are wonderful figs aren't they? You certainly done them justice...

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    1. Thank you, Michael! I appreciate your kind comment.

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  5. congrats for finishing off one "goal" :o)
    lovely looking painted French Legere Regiment!

    cheers,

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    1. G-O-A-L !!! I may have ticked off more than one this year. We will see once the musket and cannon smoke clears.

      Always enjoy your commentary, Phil!

      Merry Christmas!

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  6. Lovely French, that is an impressive tally for the year!

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    1. Mike, glad you like them! 200 of them was a stretch but it is done.

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  7. excellent work during the year and outstanding completion

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    1. Thanks! For more details look for the year end wrap up.

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  8. Very nicely done, the Legere units are one of my favourites and this one is superb :) Congrats on achieving your goal! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you on both compliments!
      Good to see you returning for a visit.

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  9. Great looking unit, Jon. I am especially f0od of the Legere. They can have a lot of minor uniform variations, plus bearskins and/or colpacks as you have here. Alons, mon enfants!

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    1. Thank you, Peter! The legere do have a myriad of uniform variation especially the elites. I think many of the regimental distinctions have been lost over time. I, for one, am forced to guess frequently. Although the colpack and bearskin was not universal attire, I do like fielding the elites wearing them. Until I run out, that is.

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  10. Very nice Jonathan, well done hitting your target!

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