After the 28mm diversion to pluck off a unit if crossbowmen for the Reconquista and two stands of Stradiots for the Great Italian Wars, work returns to focus on 15mm projects.
Picking up on the 1859 Risorgimento project, four squadrons of a French Chasseurs d'Afrique regiment are mobilized from the painting desk.
Figures are Old Glory 15s and while the sculpting is generally quite good. Troopers carry a variety of weapons including swords, pistols, and carbines. As for the swords, they are very weak and insubstantially molded. I have seen this problem repeatedly from this 19th Century European Wars range of figures from Old Glory/19th Century Miniatures.
The French during the 1859 campaign fields three regiments of the Chasseurs d'Afrique. Enough figures lurk in The Lead Pile to field all three, I imagine. Perhaps, Lancaster Games' Chasseurs ought to be placed into the painting queue to offer a comparison?
Two more 15/18mm cavalry units are in work.