Some of the units so far are noted below.
|Perry metal French Imperial Guard 2nd (Red) Lanciers|
|Perry French Line Horse Artillery|
The infantry are again plastics and are in marching pose for the most part which is fine with me. Most will be this way as can be seen in the above photo of the over-coated French masses. The Perry versions are the unit to the right, while the two following units are Essex. These I picked up from a sale very inexpensively but some of which were from the Revolutionary era; so it was off with their heads to be replaced with spare Perry heads. They are a tad smaller than the more modern sculpts but this is not noticeable from above and so added another four elements to the French.
While most are in march pose, the Victrix Guard boxes had a couple of poses which were not 'moving' and so were destined to be in the 'firing line'. With these I created two elements of the Young Guard Tirailleurs.
This first one I added a spare limber (Prussian) to add some space and drama to the vignette (and I was a couple guys short!).
This is especially evident in the next photo of the second element as the you can almost hear the dialog of the middle two front figures.
"Mon deu, why does the musket not fire?!"
"I think your firing spring is broken.
"That thing there"
Trust me, while painting them I was wondering how the pointing guy was ever going to look good individually but together with that other mal-aligned pose, they seem to pull it off.
Mind you marching poses are way quicker to glue together and quicker to paint! They better be...I have boxes of the buggers to do......