Monday, 17 February 2014

Planning a Legion


I've decided that one thing I'd like to include as part of my growing 18th century collection is some sort of all-arms legion, as was pretty common in a number of armies around the time of the Seven Years War. My preference would be to add one to the Fleurian army, it being inspired by the French, who had a good number of this sort of privately-raised, flexibly organised force. Getting a nice cheap copy of this recently has provided further inspiration:


So, the Legion de Fleurie then.

I've got the figures, just need to paint most of them. My head-start is that I've done the cavalry contingent already - 2 squadrons of hussars (Minden Miniatures, below), and the legion commander (the Nadasty command figure from yesterday's post). I'll extend the blue-red-white colour scheme to the rest of the legion which will eventually include a full battalion with battalion gun, plus a light infantry company. Theyll all be in bearskins - using RSM Austrian Grenadiers and Minden Legion d'Hainaut respectively, and head swap conversions for the gunners.


This is something I'd like to finish by the end of the year, so I need to make sure I find some time to get them done!

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