|Note to self - must clean up the front of the Ordnance colour!|
Forgive me Father it has been three weeks since my last confession....
Rumours of my death being slightly exaggerated I am back with a post again having missed two weeks with the flu. Continuing with my ongoing slow progress with my SYW project I have another 8 members of the French Touraine Regiment.
|Three Crusader figures led by a Front Rank Officer|
The rank and file members are Crusader as are the drummer and one of the two standard bearers. I wasn't overly enamored of the Crusader command pack so pick up some Front Rank figures to swell the ranks. The Front Rankers are the two Grenadiers and the two officers in the front rank (appropriately enough). The two figure companies worked better together than I had feared, with the Grenadiers looking suitably buff compared to the fusiliers without dwarfing them.
|I'm quite happy with the unit labels.|
During the Seven Years War French Battalions had 16 fusilier companies and one Grenadier company, so in a 24 man battalion that should be 1.4 grenadier figures, which I have of course rounded up to 2 beefy men in mustaches and spiffy bearskin hats. There were often piquet or chasseur companies detached for counting, raiding or other Kleine Krieg activities which I hope to add later. Unlike the Allied armies opposing them, the grenadiers were not detached into permanent composite battalions but typically remained with the parent regiment unless detached for a specific action.
|I really like those Front Rank grenadiers.|
|16 down, 8 more to go.|
|From the rear. I quite like the Crusader drummer. Being a Provincial regiment, I've given him the King's livery.|
Crackin' painting Peter! These 8 figures added to the other 8 make a wonderful looking unit!
This damned flu has really hit the Challenge hard this year, with several participants struck down with the dreaded lurgy!! Including me!!!
The flags on Not by Appointment are some of the best around, I'm pretty sure David would be very pleased to see his flags flying high on your gaming table!
And so to the points. Nice and simple, just like I like it.
8 x 5 = 40 points!