|8 x FN/75 Young Guard Voltigeur (charging), 4 x FN/77 Young Guard Voltigeur (running at the trail)|
Of course these are figures yet to see a paintbrush (there are 1,284) whereas the percentage of vintage figures amongst my painted units is much higher. In total though I only have 372 vintage castings left to paint and it occurred to me that given the title of this blog these are the ones I should be concentrating on getting battle ready.
|6 x FN/60 Empresses Dragoons (mounted charging)|
So I was very pleased to receive a small package of bonafide vintage figures last week as this is a rare event these days. In the package were 12 x Young Guard Voltigeurs, 6 x one-piece Empress Dragoons and 24 French line fusiliers.
|22 x FN/5 Fusilier (charging), 1 x FN/1 Officer (charging), 1 x FN/4 Colour Bearer (charging)|
I’ve had some very nice Clayton Young Guard figures for years now so it’s great to finally have a full unit, I’m so excited that I’ve even commissioned a special little something for them (more on that later). The Empress Dragoons will be combined with my Horse Grenadier squadron to give me a full 12 figure guard heavy unit (the Polish lancers will be joined by the Eclaireurs to form a light one). The fusiliers will join the solid ranks of the workaday French line regiments.
Now some focus is required to get painting.