Monday, 19 May 2014

Legion de Fleurie - Light Infantry

Further to my previous post on the development of this imagi-nation formation, since the Ayton weekend I have made some progress. I have continued to put off doing the main battalion (through laziness), so it was the light infantry next. The tremendous Minden Legion d'Hainault grenadiers chose themselves for this and I have kept the uniform blue and red in line with my plans for the Legion as a whole. Basing comes next of course, but I've run out of pre-mixed plaster so have posted anyway. I intend to add a complementary unit of Crann Tara Royal Ecossais advancing figures (purchased at Triples) as the uniform is very similar and I think they'll work well together.

Eventually the Legion de Fleurie will muster the following:

Commanding Officer
1 Infantry battalion (30 figures)
2 Light infantry companies (12 figures each)
2 Hussar squadrons (6 figures each)
1 Light gun (3 crew plus limber)

I've thought about also having a battalion gun with the main infantry unit but for now I think the light field piece will do.

The first picture suffers for light a bit, but hopefully you get the gist.





4 comments:

  1. Those are lovely Dave. Very nice. What do you use for the red and the blue? That'll be a nice legion when done.

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    1. Thanks Andy, hope it won't take too long to finish. Those 30 figure battalions are tiddlers for people who paint 54s! Colours are all Vallejo on black undercoat: Prussian Blue (on it's own as I wanted it fairly dark, and I'm lazy) and Flat Red over Hull Red. Cheers, Dave

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    2. Is your Flat Red a recent purchase or an old pot? My old one is running out an the new one is a different shade. Not by much but enough that I much prefer the older one...

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  2. Don't say that! I use it a lot and have just bought a new backup pot at the weekend.. I'll let you know how I get on. :(

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