After this, we''l be going back to our usual historical re-fights, with Borodino getting the guernsey for 2014. I've put up my hand for IV Corps as I've already painted up units of the Italian Royal Guard. To these I'll be adding some extra figures, as well as a new unit; the Conscripts of the Guard. Then I'll have lots more French line and light infantry to paint, as well as a couple of exotics, namely the 1st Provisional Croat Regiment and the Joseph-Napoleon Regiment; the regiment of Spaniards who missed out on repatriation to Spain from the Baltic coast and found themselves at the other end of Europe fighting for the despoiler of their homeland.
For these, I'll be using HaT's light infantry sets 8219, 8251, 8252 and their trusty (if chunky!) line infantry set 8095. I'll probably use the Italeri French post 1812 infantry and the wonderful Schilling metal figures, though I still haven't decided how to incorporate elites into those units, as the Schilling figures are just fusiliers. I'll probably see how the Italeri elites stack up next to the Schillings once painted.
The experimental conversion of a French chasseur in a previous post is related to this project as well. I'm not sure if I'll be able to go to the expense and trouble of converting 4 regiments' worth of figures or if I'll have to find another option for Bavarian Chevaux-Leger. I might be reduced to buying HaT's Bavarian cavalry, even though they aren't to my taste.
|Conscripts of the Royal Guard (image from Histunif )|
|1st Provisional Croatian Regt. (image from Histofig)|
|Joesph-Napoleon Regt. (image from Histofig)|