Saturday, January 12, 2019
The 1st Regiment of the Legion Portugaise was in Marshal Ney's Third Army Corps. They were part of the 10th Division.
The Legion suffered heavy during the Russian campaign. They were at Smolensk, Vitebsk and Borodino.
It is said that they were highly regarded by Napoleon. He called them his "Black Infantry ". But he would never let them have Eagles or standards.
I asked for these Old Glory Portuguese for Christmas from my daughters and they came through.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Happy New Year.
The 15th Legere Regiment was part of the Frist Army Corps of Marshal Davout. They were in the 2nd Division under Friant in the Russian campaign.
Knotel did a plate of the cornet in 1810 so I based the 2 musicians on that.
The figures are all 15mm Bluemoon miniatures. Except the 2 shooting. Which are 15mm Essex.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
The 93rd were involved in the most battles and combats of any regiment in the French Army with 76. They even at Trafalgar. The next regiment was the 28th Line with 52. The 93rd also had three Battle Honors.
The 93rd Line was part of the III Army under Ney. In the 11th Infantry Division under Razout.
These miniatures are Old Glory and the command is Bluemoon. The voltigeur is a Essex figure.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
The next Line Regiment under Ney's III Corp. The 18th Line was in Razout's 11th Division.
The 18th received 3 battle honors and were involved in 38 battles and combats.
On November 18th 1812 they lost their Eagle at Krasne.
These figures are mainly Old Glory with the command by Blue Moon.
I've decided to take some pictures from the gamer's perspective. The back of the
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Keeping with my Invasion of Russia theme, I decided to paint the 4th Line Regiment. This regiment was part of Marshal Ney's 3rd Army Corp. They were assigned to the 11th Division under Razout.
The 4th had 4 battle honors and were involved in 37 battles and combats. In those battle they lost their Eagle twice. The first was at Austerity in 1805 to the Russian Guard Cavalry. The second was Wagram in 1809 by the Austrians.
The figures I used were Old Glory FCD2 FRENCH CENTER COMPANY MARCH ATTACK, FFD5 FRENCH ELITES ADVANCING and BLUE MOON NFT 207 FRENCH LINE COMMAND CAMPAIGN DRESS.
This was the first time I used a wet palette to paint. It made blending the paint on the miniature much easier.