Having been away from the painting desk for more than a fortnight, time to get back to the work at hand. Work just finished consists of three, twelve figure battalions of French line infantry for the 15mm Risorgimento project.
These 36 figures muster out as the 48th Line regiment, joining the growing French contingent for the project. Without checking my notes, the 48th might be the seventh such French line regiment deployed. Figures are from Lancashire Games.
The 48th represents the first batch of Lancashire Games' figures modeled in the marching pose. Even though I am quite fond of Lancashire's advancing pose, the marching pose may be my favorite. Detail is crisp with only a few of the figures carrying either broken or miscast bayonets. No big deal to me.
It is good that I enjoy the marching pose. Over the last few sales' offerings, large quantities of both French and Austrians in march have been stockpiled. So many of these figures are presently in inventory that Lancashire's latest sales event was bypassed.
Again, great figures at a great price that look good en masse. As a bonus, Allan has been adjusting my advertised shipping costs when the posted rate is higher than actual. That gesture is greatly appreciated!
While piles of infantry remain to paint, next off the painting desk will likely be four squadrons of French hussars by Old Glory. At the start of 2016, one of my objectives was concentrating on the 1859 project. Painting wise, that box can be ticked. On the gaming front, time runs short to get the collection onto the gaming table for a long overdue outing. The good news is that French, Sardinian, and Austrian troops can be fielded in sufficient quantities to scratch together an OOB using all three of these constituents.