Sunday, April 8, 2012


Légion du Midi
I have a box of Perry French Line infantry, that I bought to go up against the rifles in Songs of Drums and Shakoes. Some are based, but not all, and none have even a lick of paint on them. They have been languishing in the back of the cupboard, waiting patiently to be painted. Finally, I have been inspired to do so, by an article in the latest issue of Wargames Soldiers and Strategy. There is a short article on the Légion Hanovrienne, with a one shot picture of a miniature painted as a trooper from the Légion du Midi. I know next to nothing about either of these units, except for what is written in the article (Légion du Midi doesn't even have am English language wikipedia site), but the article thinks about moving away from a field of blue Frenchmen and red Brits. I like this, and what's more, both units were active in the Peninsular, and both sets of conversions in the article take the base Victrix French infantry as a base, meaning there should be little or no conversion work required to use the Perry minis I have from the same era.

Other commitments that currently stop me from painting as much as I would like will be finishing in a week or so, so  here's hoping I'll be able to move on this in a timely fashion

Links after the cut, as much for my own reference.

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  1. Nice post and nice uniforms!

  2. Cheers for that. As mentioned in my latest post, I got round to putting some minis together to start painting.