Latest figures completed for my Polish (Ducky of Warsaw) Division.
Think I've now completed all stands I'll need if I ever table my complete Napoleonic French Old Guard.
Back in 2015 I'd taken the decision to sell my 15mm Napoleonic French figures and replace them with figures that I felt happier with owning and seeing on the table. Well this has been a very long process which has stagnated during the few years. My previous post invigorated me to conduct an appraisal of my Napoleonic French figures. In keeping with my gentle introduction back into painting figures I decided to focus on the command stands. Checking the number I'd to need for my envisage French Line Infantry Corps. I found there were only a few that required the basing finishing, with a few others to be based along with labelling them all.
Above are all the completed command stands for my French Line Infantry Corps, consisting of three Divisions of three brigades plus the attached Light Cavalry Division. I need a few ADCs also command stands for my French Reserve Cavalry Corps and French Old Guard Corps. Napoleon will make an appearance later to command them all.
To raise funds for my new Model Railway project and any other future projects I’ve been spending some time pontificating on which wargaming figures and model railway stuff I could sell. Some hard decisions have been made along with making commitments to finish painting the figures that I want to keep.
The decision made with this Duchy of Warsaw Corp was to sell one division’s worth of painted infantry figures totaling 144 figures miniatures. This may seem a strange decision but painted figures fetch the best price. In doing so I was left with a number of figures to paint to complete the Duchy of Warsaw project. I’ve now just about completed the Infantry Division including the artillery and two of the four cavalry regiments. Flags need to be added to the infantry stands and I may have a few infantry pompoms to repaint but feel they are coming on nicely.
Above is the Corps so far, further additions that need painting to complete are a regiment each of Chassuers and Krakus cavalry along with a command stand with Marshal Poniatowski and ADC’s.
|Deployment looking East to West Hougemont in the foreground|
|Deployment looking East with Papelotte in the foreground|
|Troop deployment around Papelotte|
|6th Cavalry Divison poised for action on the French left flank|
|The Allies right flank|
|French start the attack|
|The race for Hougemeont is on. British Advance towards the farm as the French come down off the ridge|
|The Battle for La Haye Saint begins|
|Units converging on Hougemeont|
|It's hotting up with attacks going on at La Haye Saint & Hougemeont and French Cavalry find a gap between the two.|
|British Cavalry advance to meet the French Cavalry and drive them back.|
|End of the day|