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ferg98131 May 2020 11:37 a.m. PST

Good evening everyone

I thought you may like to see the latest addition to my French Corps for the Battle of Medina De Rioseco

I have painted 2 battalions of the 15th Ligne, who are wearing the short lived white french uniform of 1808.

There's plenty of photos over on my blog for those who are interested




setsuko31 May 2020 12:03 p.m. PST

That sure is an unusual painting subject. Looking good. :)

von Winterfeldt31 May 2020 12:07 p.m. PST

yes looking good

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2020 12:21 p.m. PST


Frederick Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2020 2:45 p.m. PST

Nice looking units – pity the French did not stick to the white uniforms!

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP31 May 2020 3:48 p.m. PST

It would make a painters life more simple if they stuck to the white uniforms, Very nicely done.

Garde de Paris01 Jun 2020 4:28 a.m. PST

They look great! I am happy to see that someone else does NOT edge the French backpacks with white! The general uniform is tedious enough, no matter what the colors.

How do you have the battalions organized? I see 3 grenadiers; 3 men with green pompoms; 3 with light blue; 3 with aurora; and 3 with violette. Then also command figures with white pompoms. Finally, 3 or 5 voltigeurs. Do these represent an 8 or 9 commpany battalion?

I understand that before the 6 company formation, the grenadiers were small – perhaps 80 men; the fusiliers were about 100 ment; and the voltigeur companies about 120.


ferg98101 Jun 2020 11:39 a.m. PST


They are meant to represent a 6 company battalion, for French infantry, I would normally do 4 figures per company, but I didn't have enough flank company figures left in the pack, and I had more fusilier figures than I needed.

(I am trying to use all the figures i've got in my lead mountain during this period of lockdown)

In the GDA rules each battalion in the French army yields one "base" of skirmishers for the brigade skirmish screen.

It's up to the player if they want to physically remove them from the battalion i.e take the light company figures away.

I decided not to, purely to keep it simple as my "standard" size battalions are all four stands.



John Edmundson01 Jun 2020 10:50 p.m. PST

I don't think I could have resisted doing the brown trousers on some of them. Very nice though – infinitely better than anything I could do.

Garde de Paris03 Jun 2020 2:37 a.m. PST

Ferg: I commend you for using all of your figures. Makes all the sense in the world!

The extra 2 voltigeurs per battalion for the brigade skirmish screen would still be "correct," as the voligeur companies were larger. It would be like half the company skirmishing, the other half formed in support.


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