Baccus have released the latest Napoleonic French just in time for The Joy of Six. The very useful Infantry in Greatcoat, Elite Infantry and skirmishers in greatcoat. the !812-15 Artillery is represented with two codes of each foot and horse sets (not the limbers yet though) all of which I will post about over the coming week but lets move onto NFR22 French Line Infantry 1812-15 and NFR24 Voltigeurs 1812-15 now available on the Baccus website.
I don't know if I was 'in the zone' or these are even better sculps to work with as these painted up really quickly and I felt the results were crisper than usual.
These are from the 12 battalion pack rather than the 4 battalion pack listed above which in my mind is the best way to buy the infantry unless your starting off, in which case it's the army packs. I painted up just the one battalion in column in this bunch but the next lot will be Legere so again the line formation will be heavily used.
Basing in line shows these fellows off the best though. It was not until I had finished them that I realised I had not done any mounted command for them. Looking through my box it seems I don't have any at the moment so I will be dashing off plenty without command for awhile.
Here they are in a close up shot, obviously the quality breaks down under such close scruteny but it also shows some of the great detail you get in the castings.
The tail on the jacket is the main difference to the pre 1812-15 uniform though other differences such as a lack of shako cords are also evident. But in fairness at 6mm you can really get away with using other period figures though the flag really is the main giveaway really. This is a good job as painting up about 80 battalions over about 10 months would have been a bit of an ask!
So these new sculps get a big thumbs up. I think they are actually better than the previous new infantry releases and are even more crisp and needed almost no prep work which is a big bonus. The Voltigeurs are just as sharp and as you would expect are a perfect fit to the main pack.
I now have enough French infantry castings to finish off the project and more besides but will be buying packs of all the upcoming French releases and obviously when we get round to doing other larger battles will be calling on Baccus for more French reinforcements.