Friday 11 March 2016

French Infantry Update

Chris has recently sent me a set of screen shots of the digital SYW infantry, which are now looking good. (I've asked for some rear shots).

I don't profess to be an expert on French infantry, so comments would be appreciated if there is anything needs changing (although I think they are at the 'printers', so only really anything major.)

Planned six figures

The plan is currently for 6 figures:

Mould 1 - Two infantry with turnbacks, one at march attack and the other advancing:

Mould 2 - similar figures without turnbacks - which will be very useful for earlier periods:

Mould 3 - To go with them will be a drummer without turnbacks, and an officer carrying a standard, again no turn backs.

There will be tricorn heads both with and without a moustache, and a bearskin head with moustache.

Officer and NCO?

Currently there is no plan for a mould with an officer and NCO, as:
  • For most of the war the NCOs were dressed as the infantry and carried a musket, so basic figure will be fine.
  • The officer looks to be the same as the Russian, with musket and cartouche box.


During the SYW the infantry generally had coats turned back, however does anyone know if this was this a regulation or fashion, for example:
  • Could the unit have a mix of troops with coats in the two styles?
  • Could perhaps just the NCOs have no turnbacks?
As always comments welcome.