Early Austrians in 1/72 and a more generic version in 2 mm scale are the figures currently getting attention from the brushes chez moi. I recently moved proceedings inside the house as night-time temps have been consistently just a few degrees (celsius, of course).
|It has been kinder steps with these Austrians, but they are coming along.|
|It has turned d@mned cold lately, it don't get much lower here.|
Now that I have completed faces, packs and muskets on the above 216 infantry (and a bit more on their 2 mm counterparts), I am ready to move to the facings, white uniforms and white/blue trousers (a couple of Hungarian regts being amongst them), so will also pick up on the early French that have been waiting patiently for some months!
|Early French, patiently waiting their turn for some more colour.|
The next four of my '21 Napoleons' are a bit more advanced and will be progressed to completion, with guides and consular guard in tow.
|Consular Guard, Guides de Bonaparte and three of my next 21 Napoleons.|
|Closer look at four of my next 21 Napoleons, which are a bit more advanced.|
I also have some figures for later years of the Napoleonic era that will get additions when I have some of an appropriate colour paint dispensed that I want to use up.
|French infantry in greatcoats and hats for 1805 (although they likely only had 'liberated' Austrian greatcoats then) to 1807.|
|Oudinot 'grenadiers' of 1805–07 (infanterie légère).|
|Oudinot 'grenadiers' of 1805–07 (infanterie de ligne).|
|Russian infantry of 1805–07.|
|French dismounted dragoons, chiefly for 1805–07 (although may get a 'run' in the Peninsula).|
|Assorted, including more Oudinot 'grenadiers' (infanterie de ligne).|
|Vistula legion, all four 'regiments'.|
|French infantry in greatcoats and shakos for 1808—15.|
|At the other end of the production line: more early Austrians in kasketts and figures for future vignettes/command stands for my 21 Napoleons.|
|We had rain and cloudy days before it cleared up and turned *freezing*, leading to a recent glorius pre-sunrise (above) and sunset (below).|