What awaits when I return are three battalions (36 figures) of French infantry for the 1859 Risorgimento project started before my departure.
|Lancashire French in work|
Having so much Risorgimento lead hit The Lead Pile recently from Mirliton and Lancashire, motivation is high to focus on this project. While enough Sardinians and Austrians are under arms for a good-sized game, French troops are sorely lacking. Time to field a few French battalions so Napoleon III can take have a shot at glory on the battlefield. Besides, it has been about two years since the 1859 collection was last out on the table for a game.
Before the 1859 project can take to the field for a contest, preparations for a refight of the Napoleonic Battle of Raab, 1809 are underway. Raab has been fought on more than one occasion and time to revisit this battle and get my 18mm Napoleonics out onto the gaming table after too long of an absence.
Also nearing completion is the last unit of my Napoleonics painting push that spanned nearly two months. Needing basing and flocking is one battalion of the 60th Rifle Regiment.
Once the 60th is finished, a group pass in review of the recent Napoleonic additions is in order.