With the Austrians having received major reinforcements recently, the French were asking for more troops as well!
Due to lighting conditions, I took these shots on a moss covered old picnic table in the back yard!
Definitely adds some interesting texture, although I think it's a bit distracting, too!
These are Old Glory figures once again.
TYhey are Early French in Bicorne in campaign dress, with some "Energetic Early French in Bicorne" thrown in for variety (and because I needed a few more figures to make a full unit!).
I like the long coats of the earlier Imperial uniforms.
The flag is downloaded from Warflag, with a bit of paint enhancement.
Another day with different lighting allowed some shots in my usual outdoors location - the grey cover of the hot tub!
"Young man..., I say young man... it's fun to be in
La Grande Armee..."
The 18th Ligne traces its origins back to the Regiment Royal Auvergne, itself formed in 1776.
As part of the IV Corps, it fought at Austerlitz (1805), Jena, Eylau, and Heilsberg (1806), Ebelsberg, Essling, Wagram, and Znaim (1809).
As part of the III Corps, it fought at Smolensk and Borodino (1812). As part of the II Corps, it fought at Dresden, Leipzig, and Hannau (1813), Magdebourg, La Rothiere, and Montereau (1814). In 1815 the regiment was part of the Army of Alsace, and saw action at Suerbourg and Strassbourg.
A very Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it!