Technically, with that subtitle, they should be US troops of the War of 1812 , but more on that anon. It refers to the time of day as it was very early, and I had a lot of other things to do before heading off to Quinny's (Stay tuned for the AAR).
The Chasseurs of the Italian Royal Guard are completed. As you can probably see, they're not as nice as the Zvezda figures, but they'll do. The head conversions turned out well, and they all scrubbed up well with the Army Painter (I was going to say clean, but that's not the look I was going for!)
My next book review will be on the War of 1812, hence the reference at the beginning. It's a fair remove from my usual fare of Peninsula and Napoleonic reading, but I'll be returning to more familiar ground with Dominic Lieven's Russia Against Napoleon, as requested by Jim. I read it a while ago, but didn't quite finish; I can't remember why now. By memory it was a very interesting read, but I'll re-read it and be able to give a more thorough review later.
|Chasseurs in attack column. Flag by Napflags|
|Column form the right. A better view of the 'action' figures leading the column|
|From the left, again showing the charging/firing figures.|
|Command figures. Both officers have head conversions|
|'Action ' figures|
|Fifer, NCO and march attack figures|
|Latest project; Chasseurs of the Velites of the Guard.|