State of the painting desk is cluttered, but fully engaged, as usual. More 28mm Napoleonics are crossing the painting desk this weekend. On the table are two units of Frenchmen in progress.
First, in the foreground, are 16 figures to be fielded as a battalion of French line infantry plus one mounted officer. Figures are Elite Miniatures which I picked up at a bargain price. No parade ground troops here. All are in campaign dress and look to have been in the field for quite awhile. Elite Miniatures have a distinct sculpting style and I suppose you either like them or you do not. To me, they have a certain character and I like them. Elite are sculpted in the chunky style and fit in most closely with some of the Front Rank figures.
Second, and in the background of the photo, are eight Front Rank French dragoons. These eight horsemen will muster out as two squadrons of the 18th. Nice figures and these are the second set of eight dragoons to be fielded for the project.
Once the Minwax stain cures, basing will begin.
With these figures nearing completion, what is next on the painting desk? I think I will stick with the French theme and push across a handful of 15mm French mortar teams for the Narvik project and four French guns and crew for the 1799 Suvorov project.
Of course, plans may change and I would enjoy finishing out my replay of the Arroyo con Pollo scenario begun some time ago.