|6th Leger 1st Bn Command|
|One of the many inspirational units I am drawing from|
I will take a moment here and explain how I want to set up my portion of our project. As you can see just above here is a unit painted by the talented Dave Imrie. When I first saw this I thought, "That is how the French should look on the battlefield!". Needless to say the quest is on. I have procured all of my models needed for this project and will be trying to capture the feel of the models above.
I intend to base one unit of my Leger in marching rank and file. This is the one I have started work on. The 2nd BN of Leger will be similar to what you see above. Muskets at the charge and ready to crash into the "Thin Red Line". I will also do something similar to my Ligne or Line Infantry. Also I intend to dirty up my boys with a bit of pigments.
If you do any research on the Battle of Salamanca you will find that the two armies marched for days in a constant game of cat and mouse. Sometimes the armies would be within a stones throw distance from each other. And of course, the night before the battle was a severe thunderstorm. Later thought to be a good omen for Wellington before his major engagements.
|One of my Line Officers|