Thursday, 9 November 2017

French Converged Grenadier Battalions

After having completed all my Foundry French line regiments for Albuera, I found that I was left with forty or so spare grenadiers. To my surprise I found that there was a converged French grenadier battalion of eleven companies and over a thousand men at Albuera, which was just perfect:


















The strange thing is that this was never actually in my original planning, but is one of the few occasions when my over-ordering fits perfectly:


















The converged grenadiers were actually made up of men drawn from the 45th, 63rd and 95th ligne, alongside the 4th Polish regiment, so there is little chance that they would appear as homogenous as depicted here. That said, it was nice to be able to paint some more of my favourite line grenadiers in caps:


















Even if they don't get to carry an Eagle:




































That's definitely it for the French line. I'm now going to concentrate on a few command stands to soak up the remainder of my Foundry command pack figures, and hope to have these completed very soon.

9 comments:

  1. Impressive and beautiful, well done sir!

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    1. Cheers Jonathan, it really was about using up as many spare figures as I could.

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  3. I also think they look super, and obviously they were meant to be!

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    1. Thanks Peter, I think fate definitely played a part here in that I ordered the figures over ten years before deciding to follow the Albuera OOB.

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  4. A fortunate over-ordering, look great.

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    1. Cheers Tony, I didn't kick myself too hard over this one.

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