I decided it was high time for a post to diffuse some of the masculinity of soldiers in military garb marching off to do battle. To that end I thought it would be nice to include the oft unseen contribution of the camp followers. Napoleonic armies had very little in the way of formalized support services, relying instead on the women who followed their men or their need for work/food, behind the army hoping to eek out a meager living.
This lovely set of "Washer Women" is available from Franznap miniatures. The casting quality and sculpture of these is as usual from Franznap, extraordinarily good.
The new website is still getting refreshed, but should be available soon here:
I will let these photos speak for themselves other than to say that these were a joy to paint:
Next up will be some serious manliness. The 3rd Dutch Grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard in their high bearskin hats and white uniforms are rapidly approaching completion. I hope they will be ready for their debut within a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed...