I was looking at a post I wrote about 12 months ago stating what I hoped to achieve in the coming year . One of the statements was that I was going to get some more of my Napoleonic figures painted up. Hmm ! haven't touched them yet !.
This French Infantry battalion was already blacked up ready to paint so overcome with guilt I decided it would be a very worthy thing to get them painted . Was not looking forward to it to tell the truth, 36 figures and French infantry is a bit of a task ! , but I 'buckled down' and got on with it ! .
It was not as bad as I thought it would be , the figures were a hotch-potch of full dress and campaign dress so there was a pleasant mix of poses and figures and I managed to get them done in a week !.
They are the 18th Regiment of Ligne and are the last of the French infantry figures I had left unpainted 'phew' ! . I still however have about 4 unpainted Austrian battalion to do ! .
Seeing I've got them varnished and based up I have rushed them onto the table as reinforcements in a game I'm playing at the moment (centre of the table near the table edge) . Rather pleased with myself getting these done as I was dreading doing them , I wonder if the 'curse of the newly painted ' will dog them in the game ?.