Moving beyond the recent spate of 28mm Napoleonics, the 1859 Risorgimento project receives some attention. In a switch from fielding Austrian and Sardinian combatants, today's post witnesses the fielding of French infantry in their snappy pantaloon rouge.In addition to the switch to French, these are the first Lancashire French to cross the painting desk. These 36 figures muster out as 3 x 12 figure battalions of the 45th Line Regiment.
Lancashire Games' French figures match well with JTFM Enterprises' When Navy Walked and Old Glory's French infantry.
To field at least a Corps' worth of French, much painting lays ahead.
Sticking to the 1859 project, next off the painting desk will likely be two Austrian line battalions. After that, maybe a cavalry reinforcement for the project.