Did I mention I have several projects going on at once? As part of building toward a game based on 1815's Quatre Bras in 2015, I have been slowly assembling and painting the Dutch-Belgian, British, Brunswick, Nassau and Hanoverian troops involved.
As a part of this project, I decided also to paint up Pire's command for the French, the light cavalry that was such a nasty surprise to so many of the allied foot units in the high corn on the battlefield. Almost a year ago I received in a trade a unit of Cheveau-Leger Lanciers, destined to be the nucleus of the command, and decided to paint up the remaining units, starting with the Chassuers A Cheval regiments.
The castings are from Sash and Saber, good looking tin soldiers even in the unpainted form. The two units in Pire's comamnd are the 1st and the 6th regiments, in scarlet and yellow facings respectively.
These units will also do double duty as part of our map campaign troops. Didn't want anyone thinking they'd be unused for almost four years! Behind the Chassuers in the background is another part of the Quatre Bras project, but that is for another entry.