First is a bunch of plastic French Napoleonic cavalry figures. These were left overs from the plastic kits and amounted to one hussar, one cuirassier and six dragoons figures. Most were painted about six months ago. The dragoons I decided to amalgamate into a couple of escort squadrons, the sort of unit that might be assigned as protection to a high ranking general, or might even be assigned as supports for several artillery batteries.
The hussar and cuirassier I decided to turn into couriers or ADCs. Another four chasseur a cheval and two hussar figures still in work will be put to a similar use.
There are also three French colonels that I have painted as senior artillery officers.
Next was another British in Egypt limber and its sailors.
Third is a British artillery set in stovepipe shako, this time with a howitzer.
Fourth is something a bit bigger. When in Paris recently I visited a model soldier shop called Noxa in Place Colette, beside the entrance to the Jardin du Palais Royale. It is a wonderful place, filled with stunningly painted 54mm at extraordinary prices. The beautifull oil-painted flats were very appealing to my magpie tendencies, but I resisted and instead I bought a couple of 54mm unpainted figures. So here is the figure of a Mameluke of the Empire, scuplted by Bruno Leibovitz.
The second figure, a hussar of the 9th regiment from the Revolutionary period, is assembled and undercoated. I hope to have it finished by the end of the year.