I recently got some new units based up, and am now in a position where, once I get a single battalion of foot dragoons ready for garrison duty, my French army has finally attained the organisation target I set myself about 30 years ago. Admittedly there has been a little scope creep over the years.
To celebrate this landmark (saying nothing at all about all the limbers which are still to be built and painted!) I thought it was time we had some more soldier pics on the blog - there's been an awful lot of words lately!
They are all set out in order, staff and artillery at the front, skirmishers at the rear. From left to right (as we see them), the columns are
King of Spain's Guard
Spanish line troops
1st German brigade
2nd German brigade
6 French line brigades
Reserve artillery, plus garrison troops and artillery and engineers
With a couple of minor pieces of wargamer's licence, the army is a representative section of the Armee de Portugal with a rather more colourful reserve contingent, dating from around Spring 1812. The Emperor (who doesn't get out of The Cupboard very often) has obviously flown in from the frozen north to review the troops.
Hope you enjoy these - see how many figure manufacturers you can identify!