Here is the completed unit of French Voltigeurs representing the 10th Regiment D’Infanterie Legere – finished only three weeks behind schedule. My Light Infantry units are made up of 18 figures all individually based because I like my skirmishers to look like skirmishers. In reality of course the 10th Legere would have been comprised of just one company of Voltigeurs plus one of Carabiniers with the remainder being Chasseurs. Mine are all Voltigeurs because I like the snazzy colpack-busbies.
All the figures I used were Clayton produced Hinton Hunt ones with the exception of the Cornet that is probably a vintage figure. The Cornet/Bugler is painted as a member of the 50th Regiment using the original Hinton Hunt painting instruction sheet. I’m assuming the uniform would have been the same for the 10th but if anyone knows differently please don’t tell me. The unit is made up as follows:
1 x FN80 L.I. Officer (charging)
4 x FN82 L.I. Voltigeur (charging)
6 x FN83 L.I. Voltigeur (firing)
2 x FN84 L.I. Voltigeur (running at the trail)
4 x FN85 L.I. Voltigeur (kneeling firing)
1 x FN86 L.I. Voltigeur Bugler (playing)
At the moment the Voltigeurs only have a few Austrian Jagers to pop away at but eventually they will have some chosen men in rifle green to contend with.
Next up will be the great man himself.