I am hoping that this is the penultimate army I will start in my Napoleonic collection. I just need to control myself. My long term goal has always been to fight Quatre Bras, so the last army should be obvious. I have always wanted to paint the Black Brunswickers and they will also, I hope, have some use as allies for the Austrians. Here is a nice brochure put out by Wargames Illustrated.
I have purchased enough figures to do the whole Brunswick Corps as present at Waterloo. They are all Perry figures and I will end up with a Corps command stand, 3 Brigade commander stands, an avant guard battalion, 3 battalions of line, a guard battalion, 3 battalions of light, a regiment of Hussars, a company of Uhlans as well as a battery each of Horse and Foot artillery. About twice the size of my Hanoverian brigade..........and all in black!
I am hoping they will be fairly quick to paint because of the fact that almost all of the uniform and equipment is black. So really black, then flesh/hair, coloured epaulets, collars and trouser strips as well as minimal number of equipment pieces. I just hope I do not get bored.
I picked the third light battalion with which to start, as they were going to be my Halloween battalion for obvious reasons, unfortunately they were not photographed in time and they have been done for a month now. I have just been quite busy. They fielded 691 men at Waterloo under Major von Ebling.