Friday, May 27, 2011

French Napoleonic Conscripts from Airfix French Foreign Legion

I did these a long time ago.  The inspiration came from the wonderful Armies of the Peninsular Wars book (which can be found in my bookshelf that should be at the bottom of the page - although I've reproduced the relevant plate and text as part of this post).  From memory the conversion was just trimming the peak off the cap, adding a cartridge pouch and leaving the rest up to paint.
These are the original Airfix French Foreign Legion – a great robust set. 
A 24 figure strong brigade for Napoleon's Battles, but painted as a standard six company battalion.

The other brigade, deployed in line, but again with one grenadier and one voltigeur stand.

And finally the inspiration.

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