The 2022 plan to muster out enough French SYW figures to field a small French army is in the Home Stretch. Having 17 infantry and 6 artillery BMUs finished, the latest push has been focused on painting 7 cavalry BMUs. Why seven cavalry units? Well, having fought Bassignana in a PBeM game some time ago, I figured this battle would offer up an immediate goal with which to set the bar.Today's work produces cavalry unit #6 in this scheme. The cavalry unit fielded is Cuirassiers de Roi. The twelve figures are Eureka Miniatures. As always, fine figures that look good en masse when based knee-to-knee. Work progresses on cavalry unit #7.
Will the French be ready to take the field after cavalry #7 trots out from barracks? Not quite. My fledging French army requires some command elements. Command elements will be coming along shortly. Then, it may be time for a game.
The WAS Battle of Bassignana looks interesting and I lean towards having that as the French debut. Once ready, I may begin the trawling for remote players wanting to take up the challenges of this interesting battle. Rules of Engagement will be Honours of War.