Tuesday 25 May 2021

Peninsular War: Granatieri 4a Fanteria di Linea

Next up for my Kingdom of Italy Sharp Practice force are two groups of Grenadiers from the 4th Line Infantry Regiment with an officer...

These are made up from the Perry Miniatures Elite Companies, French Infantry 1807-14 box set which has a mix of marching and more active poses, for the Grenadiers I wanted them to be marching resolutely on the enemy!

As with the conscript Fusiliers I went with regulation uniform. I did toy with painting some in non-regulation trousers (as I am doing with the other Fusiliers and the Voltigeurs) but decided their Tenente was a bit of a stickler for his men being properly turned out so went with the full white uniform and bearskins, painted up using the same technique as the conscripts.

Next up (if I get the last bits done this evening) some Voltigeurs skirmishing...


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    1. Cheers Ray, most credit goes to the tin of dip! :D

  2. Nicely done. I like the fact you selected Italians. The minor powers of the period certainly provide variety.

    1. They do make a nice change from the sea of blue and the KOI troops are as good as their French counterparts so no major issues with them from a gaming point of view (unlike the Neapolitans!). Now I have some spare 1812-15 French left over we might see some Swiss!