Thursday, November 28, 2019

18e Ligne


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!

20 comments:

  1. "It's fun to stay in the Y-M-G-A, it's fun to stay in the Y-M-G-A!" Well, you know the tune...

    Happy Thanksgiving, Peter!

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    1. Thanks, Jon. Hope you and your family had a wonderful day.

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  2. Good looking unit, nice work on the faces.

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  3. Now if I could just keep my gaming table permanently damp, I could grow that moss across it and save a fortune on flock!

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    1. :-)
      This moss was entirely uncultivated, I assure you!

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  4. Nice to see the French getting some love

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    1. They were due for some additions to keep pace with the White menace. This will not be the last of them!

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    2. Hopefully they can all be blooded with FOB3 ? :-)

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    3. It would seem a fairly good bet!

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  5. Nice work Peter. They do look like an enthusiastic bunch. We have a guest from Florida staying with us at the moment and he cooked us a turkey and a sweet potato pie last night. I must admit I was a bit dubious about the later, but it turned out far better than I was expecting.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. Sweet Potato Pie is a kind of Southern thing; Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie are more common,

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  6. Excellent work. Always nice to see the earlier French uniforms.

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  7. Lovely looking French line, very enthusiastic,I guess it's the Brit's who would be singing "In the navy" at this period!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I imagine they want to be a Macho Man, though!

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  8. Very enthusiastic lot! Very characterful Peter :)

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    1. Thanks, Mark. I think they warrant a +1 for élan!

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