Some of my favorite 28mm Napoleonic figures pushed through the painting queue recently. My favorite figures are the redesigned Front Rank British Reinforcement Sets. To my eye, the sculpting and anatomy on these figures cannot be topped. Splendid figures.
This battalion of nineteen figures including one skirmisher musters out as the 5th Line. Why the 5th? Well, I had a Victrix flag transfer laying in wait.
With the French and her allies outnumbering the British and Portuguese contingents by a small margin, it was high time to bolster the British by adding one more line battalion. Honestly, the British could field several more battalions before parity with the French begins to approach. The project could use some more Portuguese too but the British reinforcement sets are so fine, it will be tough resisting a purchase of more of these infantry.
While the 5th represents the last of British in The Lead Pile, a pile of French still loiter unpainted. Several battalions worth of French, Baden, and Wurttemburg are waiting their turn at the brush. It may be awhile before another battalion from this project is seen at the painting desk but is was certainly enjoyable to paint these fine figures.
Does this suggest the Peninsular War project is getting closer to the gaming table? Maybe.