Finally got around to pinting a HaT French Fusilier. I think he came out pretty well considering I was using crappy brushes, and had bad lighting. Anyone who knows me, knows my ultimate objective is to have decent or nice looking troops, but the overall goal is to "get them in the field!" This is the opening shots of my Peninsular project. I am going to base a bunch of units for Age of Eagles and hopefully play a few segments of Talavera or Slalmanca. Then once I do that, I'll play a whole, damn battle in Volley & Bayonet! Huzzah!
This was my first go at a French soldier. Note the furniture on the musket; paint had already started to chip off. I thought I'd get lucky, but all of his battle-buddies received a bath prior to prepping.
Unfortunately, with modern HD cameras, you can see all of the imperfections (or my imperfections are just noticeable!), but all in all, he looks pretty good I think. Note the chevrons on his arm and his decoration on cuffs.
Needed an Osprey book or better reference for his kit. It didn't look like the Fusiliers had any ornaments on their cartridge box on the HaT packaging. Just the light infantry and grenadiers. By the way, the detail on these HaT guys is extraordinary!
Here he is marching off to find dinner.
The officer and a Fusilier next to our corporal. It's going to be a long campaign!