|Fresh off being sprayed lightly with some Dulcote these lads will do the job for the Tsar|
Just to prove that despite all the work on casualty bases, ADC's and other items for my current General D'Armee game on the wargames table, the 1805-07 project continues unabated. I have just managed to finish off a battalion of the Fangoria Regiment which fought in Langeron's Column at Austerlitz on that fateful day in December 1805.
|Once again for this period and with these Elite figures the command base will have the old Wargames Holiday Centre|
command bases with the mounted Colonel just slightly ahead, leading the column on the base as shown.
The Fangoria Regiment consisted of two fusilier and one grenadier battalions and had a crisp and clean white facing to the uniform which shows up very well on the darker green coats of the Russian army. Though the fusilier mitre, which was shorter than the traditional grenadier one, was meant to be phased out in late 1804 their are sources stating that it was still in use by some regiments up until 1807.
Since Elite Miniatures and Peter Moreby make these wonderful figures in mitres it seemed a shame to not include them in the force. They will also appear on the field of battle alongside troops in the newly introduced shako (not the sloped Kiwer of 1812 fame but an earlier version) as well as some regiments still in bicorne as was indeed the case during this early period of the campaign.
|Another view of the battalion as well as my very messy paint rack!|
|A wonderful plate illustrating the types of head gear in place in the Russian army during this particular |
period. You can clearly see the difference between the fusilier and grenadier mitre cap.
|Another great depiction of headgear. I especially like the Officers green overcoat.|
|Beautiful hand made and painted flags from that dapper artisan Mr Mark Allen.|
|The second battalion undercoated and awaiting the issuing of uniforms |
and equipment...well a few good coats of paint at least!