|Sadie, our dog, wondering why we're home so much.|
I wish I could say I painted all of these figures during the "social distancing" time here in Ontario, but that'd be a lie. It's all been part of a project to co some completion of my Napoleonics troops for Artie Conliffe's Shako, my favourite set of rules for the Napoleonic Wars. Most of the infantry units are set for nine figures and that makes them look a bit anemic. So I decided to try doubling the size to eighteen and putting them on a base with a designation on the back, in order to tell one unit from another by sight... rather than putting the name on the bottom of the stand or depending on facing colours to tell one unit from another. What I have here is the bulk of my work after finishing my wife's Italian army. I continued with my French allies, the Confederation of the Rhine, and the Kingdom of Sweden. Now I'll go on to the Russians, Prussians, and finally the Austrian - my favourite army. The Turks and the British will wait a bit.
|A French legere battalion - light infantry who were actually more like line|
with a superiority complex.
|The battalion of Italian Marines of the Royal Guard|
My wife liked how the Italians looked and then she discovered they were good troops!
|Grenadiers of the Imperial Guard - the Old Guard|
|Chasseurs of the Imperial Guard - also the Old Guard|
|The Svea Lifgarde - Swedish guard troops|
|Lifregiment grenadiers - Swedish grenadier unit|
|Lifgrenadier regiment - more Swedish grenadiers|
(Swedish uniforms are wild and fun to study.)
|Prussian Garde-regiment zu Fuss (Regiment #8)|
|Prussian Horse Artillery Battery|
(In Shako, artillery is easy to figure out: Horse battery - 2 crew figures,
Foot battery - 3 figures, heavy battery (12# and up) - 4 figures)
|A Russian infantry regiment|
I'm not sure what unit this is.
|The Russian unit's flag, done mostly free-hand by myself.|
|More Russians! Not in overcoat this time.|
|Hungarian regiment #51 - Splenyi - Austrian Empire|
Raised in Transylvania, the unit was called the Legion Infernale by the French.
|Austrian Jägers - the "Grey Devils"|
I haven't listed the manufacturers of the figures since I have been mixing various figures in a unit. Right now, I'm reaching back into figures bought or received long ago to fill out units.