Having survived Tuesday's wicked windstorm (gusts topping 70mph!) with some damage to property, work returns briefly to the 1859 project as the grenadier battalion of IR#37 marches off from the painting desk. These 18 figures complete the four battalions of IR#37. Figures are Old Glory as are almost all of the Austrians for this project, thus far. One or two battalions of Lancashire Games' Austrians have been fielded and a number of Lancashire Austrians remain to get their swipe of the paint brush.
In the painting queue for the 1859 project are more Lancashire French infantry and Old Glory Turcos and Zouaves. The Turcos and Zouaves will add some interesting color to the already quite colorful French army. Unfortunately for the 1859 project, other projects are vying for attention too. Next off the painting desk will be 28mm WWII Germans and British to round out one platoon of each for Chain of Command. Those WWII figures will be closely followed off the painting desk by a dozen Foundry Cossacks for the Great Game.
Having nearly three years passed since the last Pass-in-Review of the 1859 project (see Pass-in-Review DEC 2012), it is time to hold another such event. By my calculation, the project has nearly doubled in size in those three, intervening years with a steady stream of units making it across the painting desk. This would be a good exercise to set aside for the long Thanksgiving weekend fast approaching.