The previous iteration of the 3rd battalion of the 6th legere was a mish mash of Der Kriegspieler, Hinton Hunt and Alberken figures, all mounted in skirmish order. The rather odd combination of figures never really impressed me, so I decided to model some additional Hinton Hunt Voltigeurs as if the three battalions sent forward all of their Voltigeurs in a skirmish line. The figures below are meant to represent a portion of the 6th Legere when in skirmish order, with Voltiguers from all three battalions. In addition I added a Carabinier command group, which along with 6 other Carabinier figures, will serve as the regimental reserve. I'd love to find a few more Alberken FN05 Chasseurs firing, but until such a time, the regiment will only field one skirmish unit of Chasseurs.
|You really have to love the colpacks with their colorful plumes and of course the tri-color epaulets.|
|Still working on my technique for the brown and white leather backpacks for the French.|
|Voltigeurs firing - a mix of Hinton Hunt (standing) and Alberken (kneeling) figures. These close cousins mix just fine.|
|The only major difference is the backpacks on the Hinton Hunt figures.|
|While I love the commanding officer in colpack, I think I can safely say the standard bearer is an example of a failed conversion of an old DK figure. :( Some day he may get replaced. I like the flag though.|
|He looks pretty good from behind...|
One the painting desk - Another battalion of combined Grenadiers for the assault on the Vimeiro Village itself. This battalion will be made from Lamming figures.