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.