So, I finished my third French Line Infantry, and figured my Grand Armée is already large enough to deserve some army shots, even though it isn't big enough (on infantry, basically) to meet the table yet.
Here is my first skirmish base. I decided to go with a small base for skirmishers, which allows placement in woods, villages, etc.
My Old Guard is going to have 6 bases, instead of the standard 4, to represent it as a large unit. So far, I've only made 5, but another kit is already ordered and soon these guys will be at full strength.
As for cavalry, so far I have a unit of Dragoons (25º regiment) and a single base of Chasseurs. More to come soon.
This is work of less than 4 months, which is amazingly fast even for my standards - and this isn't everything napoleonics I painted so far, some prussian and british units have already been displayed on this blog too. I expect to have the french and the british in shape for my first small engagements by late August/September, and from there I'll start building the other nations, while expanding the british and, mainly, the french.
It's really a joy to see this army becoming a truly large force. I'm used to playing sci-fi, where your entire army is usually no more numerous than a single of the 32-man line infantry I'm painting, so the feel of epicness when I look at these french is thrilling. I look forward to having this army in double the current numbers, it'll be quite a view on the table!
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