Staying with the 1799 focus, two battalions of Piedmontese infantry depart the painting desk. During the 1799 campaign, two regiments or demi-brigades of Piedmontese saw service with the French. The two battalions fielded in this tranche of figures are from the 1st Piedmontese.Like the French 11th Hussars fielded immediately prior to these Piedmontese, these figures are Eureka Miniatures' 18mm 1806 Saxons pressed into service as Piedmontese for the 1799 campaign. Fine looking sculpts, no?
Under the House of Savoy, the Piedmontese fought unsuccessfully against the French for four years (1792-1796). Finally capitulating, the Piedmontese entered into a confederation with the French and fought alongside them in 1799. The Piedmontese army was either parceled among the various French divisions for active operations or relegated to garrison duties. When present, orders of battle typically show no more than one battalion of Piedmontese per French division.
Having produced several units for the 1799 project, the workbench will see something new in the painting blocks.