Sunday, 2 March 2014

A small parade

I managed to get the new 105th ligne based up over the weekend and here they are parading on the dining room table along with their chums from the 45th. Marshal Grouchy is out in front putting them through their paces.

When I finally get the Old Guard Grenadiers finished I will have a total of 7 French infantry battalions (well not all strictly French as this total includes the Poles and Swiss) plus the various skirmisher companies – quite a respectable army and way beyond the size of force I had imagined at the start of this project.

Now for a little quiz – what dubious honour do both these French regiments share?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Both lost flags at Waterloo, however they do look very good, look forward to seeing all French together.

Paul

Anonymous said...

Hi Ian, Beautiful and inspiring figures. Both Regiments had their Eagles captured by British Dragoon Regiments, so keep them away from your Union Brigade!!! Regards, Michael

the Archduke said...

that would be that both lost their colours in the defeat of d'Erlon's attack at Waterloo at the hands of the Scots Greys and the Royal Dragoons respectively.

Mosstrooper said...

Looking good - these old figures have a certain style about them

Stryker said...

Thanks for the comments chaps. I'm sure that the Eagles will be safe as long as I avoid fighting any British cavalry!

DeanM said...

Lovely old school figs!

Stryker said...

Cheers Dean!

tidders said...

Fine looking fellows

--Allan

James Fisher, FINS said...

They look marvellous Ian and Emmanuel looks suitably pleased with himself to be leading such fine troops!