Monday, January 30, 2017

Early French Legere in 18mm II

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. 

19 comments:

  1. Another fine regiment rolls off your brush Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  2. Top stuff. I have to admit that I'm mentally visualising the table set up with the armies, as I quite like games where a base equals the full unit and the player controls a 'full' army as opposed a division or two of individual units performing regimental acts.

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    1. I like the notion of 1 stand = 1 BMU. Since I use this same approach for basing my 1859 project, you will see how it looks when the Montebello 1859 BatRep is posted.

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  3. Another great job...don't you sleep sometimes? Beautiful!

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  4. Very nice, and I like those big bases.

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    1. Thank you, Aaron! I like the one stand BMUs too!

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  5. Wow, excellent looking unit! You are a true painting machine, Jonathan!! Quantity with this quality, is quite a feat!! Cheers!

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    1. Your generous support is much appreciated!

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  6. Nicely done Jonathan, a fine compliment to, as you say excellent sculpts.
    JJ

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  7. Nice work. These Eureka figures look quite nice.

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    1. Thanks, Jake! Even though sold by Eureka, these legere are AB.

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  8. Lovely looking french lights, looking forward to the cavalry !
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! For this project, I think French cavalry may be next into the painting queue. A dozen AB French dragoons are primed and awaiting their turn with the brush.

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  9. Looking very good. I am curious to see what you learn about early Legere flags myself!

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