Sunday, February 14, 2016

French Infantry for 1859 Project

After a three posting barrage of work on the 1799 project, time to switch back to the 1859 project for a unit or two.  When work next returns to the 1799 project cavalry will be the focus of effort.
Mustering off from the painting desk today is a three battalion regiment of French infantry fielded as the 50th Line Regiment.  Each battalion is composed of twelve figures making up a 36 man regiment.  Taken in 36-man chunks, a small handful of lead removed from The Lead Pile is almost perceptible.  
The 50th is sourced from Lancashire Games' excellent 15mm 19th Century range.  Figures in the 50th are outfitted in a mix of greatcoat and tunic and helps explain why some of the figures display yellow collars.  With the calling up of the 50th, French forces can now field 10 x 3 battalion regiments.  Making progress!
On the workbench is another French unit for the 1859 project.  In work are French chasseurs.  When fielded, notice how French lights are organized differently from the line.

26 comments:

  1. Great looking regiment. It's hard to believe they're really 15's.

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  2. Excellent job, they look beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Will we be seeing your 19C collection in battle in the near future?

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  3. Nice work they look great, your output is quite staggering!
    Best Iain

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    1. Appreciate your kind comment, Iain! Painting keeps me out of the taverns at night...

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  4. Great looking regiment - the 1859 French uniform is very handsome!

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    1. Thanks, Peter! This French uniform is one of my favorites.

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  5. They are nice figures. I probably won't get to mine until next year, but who knows if that will change. I look forward to seeing this French army in action.

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    1. Thank you, Nathan! I look forward to seeing your work on the French and getting mine onto the table for battle.

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  6. Wonderful work, Jonathan! :) This is a very tempting theme to work on....! :D Cheers!

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    1. Thanks again! Can you resist the temptation?

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    2. Perhaps I should sent a few figures and see how long you can hold out then?

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    3. LOL I guess I would sign the immediate and unconditional surrender!!

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  7. Excellent troops in red trousers, Jonathan. You're certainly paying fine homage to French infantry spanning centuries!

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  8. Nice work, Jonathan. One of these days I will do this in 28mm - I already have the Piedmontese and the Crimean French will suit...it is just the Austrians...

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    1. I would enjoy seeing that! Whose 28mm Austrians would you pick for the project?

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    2. Now there is a question! There are only two manufactures that I know of - Cibo's Little Dudes and Mirliton, neither of which have the variety I would like. I would seriously consider converting some Perry Plastic ACW figures.

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  9. So any plans to expand into Maximilian's Mexico?

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    1. I did that period in 25mm once. I probably won't go back there again in 15mm but one must never say never.

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