Bastille Day WIP's parade

It may still be work in progress, but this bataillon only needs basing now. It's time for a review, and what better day that the French National Day? There are a total of 28 men on foot, plus a mounted colonel. Here's a nearly finished 5th regiment of light infantry!

On this close-up you'll notice an NCO, that's the line NCO from Perry that I modified for light infantry. I also "played" with the private following him: look at his shako plate and his trousers.

This is an idea of what it will look like when deployed in line with the command stand in the front.

As I am now painting the last 4 skirmishers to finish this bataillon in a wargame format, I start wondering about what I'll do next. I'm not sure I have the stamina to paint yet another bataillon of light infantry. At my pace, repetition seems like eternity! Possibly some hussards?

I also need to take into account that with a baby expected in Septembre, I may have less time for my hobbies! I should not try to be too ambitious... oops...


Waiting for Bastille Day

Right, I've had loads of distractions in the last two months. I managed to paint only 6 minis in that period: the remaining voltigeur and five chasseurs (including a NCO). I did little conversion on these. All that's left is now the skirmishing poses (4 voltigeurs). I'm done with march attack figures for now. As planned from the beginning, there are a total of 24 minis, plus 4 figures for the command stand (chef de bataillon, eagle bearer, and eagle guard x2). Plus a mounted colonel. The pompoms were painted after I made sure the different figure poses are balanced between the different companies.

I'll do a post on the 14th of July: Bastille Day!

This is an idea from Greg Privat (http://gloarmy.blogspot.com/ for those who don't know) to organize a parade for the French National Day. So I'll keep the readers waiting two more days :) As there are no bases yet, it will be a WIP parade!