The sister battalion of French legere marches off the painting desk following closely on the heels of its first battalion. With this battalion, the OB for Montebello looks complete. Figures are from the fine line of AB Miniatures' early Napoleonics. Excellent sculpts! Shakos with side plumes make for an interesting contrast from the later, front and center plume or pop pom.
Now, four battalions of French light infantry can be fielded for battles in this early war period. More will be needed as the collection expands and more potential battles become possible. As seen, none of the French light battalions carry flags. I need to find samples to use as templates for creating early light infantry flags.Like the Austrian jaegers mentioned in the last post, this battalion empties The Lead Pile of French legere. Seems an order to Eureka might be warranted. Luckily, I received a Eureka voucher for Christmas! First, I plan to paint down some of the early period cavalry before placing my next order. With a focus on fielding Austrians and French for Montebello 1800, the Russian contingent has seen no action on the painting desk in a very long time. Perhaps a unit or two of Russians can find their way into the painting queue? My last order from Eureka included Russian cavalry and guns. That might be a good place to start.