I'm getting older, I can't deny it. The other day I went to a rave and didn't dance at all. Granted it was held in a shopping mall rather than a warehouse, and I was sober, but nevertheless; pensionable behaviour.
Also, it seems to take me 50% longer to finish a Napoleonic unit than it used to, and that's not even allowing for the reduced amount of free time to dedicate to painting I have whilst doing my Masters Degree. The unit presented here realistically reflects 30 hours of toil, possibly too little return for the time?
But regardless, the 45eme de Ligne are ready for battle:
|Ligne in Line|
|In column from the rear|
The 45eme is a regiment with a long and colourful history in the Napoleonic wars, with battalions serving in both Napoleon's Western and Eastern campaigns, as well as finally winding up at Waterloo. You would do worse than to read up the short version of this at the site of their Re-enactment Group.
With these and the German allies I did earlier in the year, the infantry shortfall in my French force is somewhat resolved, still not enough to exactly match my Anglo-Portuguese, but much closer to balance.
|Packed with goodies!|