14 December 2016

French Recruits

A couple of days ago I received the latest recruits for my French Napoleonic force. These were painted by Big Battalions in Thailand. They really do an excellent job and I can recommend them without reservation. With this addition I have completed my core force for the French. Although we see most units in pre-bardin uniform the OB is from Salamanca 1812. I have also had the opportunity to obtain Flagdude standards for the force.

Old Guard Grenadiers, Chasseurs and 3/13e legere.
French Cavalry and Infantry Colonels
A unit of French Horse Artillery
1,2 27e ligne
1,2,3 50e ligne
I was missing a few figures for my British Peninsular force, so I got these painted as well.
12th Portuguese Caçadores
British Cavalry Colonels
As you can see Big Battalions do a nice job right down to the bases, all the figures are on metal bases so they are stored in magnetized drawers. I am very pleased.

My French force, 30 battalions with command stands and 2 artillery batteries, I still have some work to do on my cavalry force basing so I will post those separately
Foy's 1e Division with the 6e legere, and the 69e ligne in Chemineau's brigade and the 39e ligne and 76 ligne in Desgravier's brigade. Colonels for each regiments as well as a ADC for Foy. 
Clausel's 2e Division with the 25e legere as well 27e ligne in Berlier's brigade. Barber's Brigade has the 50e and 59e  ligne
An 1810 Guard force with 2 units of Old Guard and 3 units of Young Guard
Four Regiments Etranger as well as the 13e legere
I think that will do it for now with the French, I may add some Germans and Swiss but that will be in the distant future, if at all (I did get some Flagdude standards just in case!)


  1. Awesome recruits, they look superb...and disciplined!

  2. Very very nice looking French. Which rules are going to use?

  3. Magnifique, mais où sont la cavalerie, mon général?
    I especially like the Regts Etranger!

  4. Oh, very nice! Is that the Irish Legion I see?

  5. Fine painting John, they did you an excellent job, I especially like the subtle grey shading to the white trousers and waistcoats etc, and the greatcoats are superbly shaded. Faces too are very well done.