Yesterday evening I was able to seal the bases of all the French mounted troops - 64 cavalry and 10 mounted commanders. The remaining French will be similarly processed by the weekend when I shall then look to the Allies.
In the meantime though, I have been giving some thought to the additional units I shall be adding to the collection - mainly as the Del Prado range does not include them - as well as the paint conversions I shall be undertaking.
The new units I shall be raising are as follows:
2 x Line Infantry units (20 figures in total)
1 x Heavy Dragoon regiment (8 figures)
1 x Light Dragoon Regiment (8 figures)
1 x Guard Empress Dragoons (8 figures)
2 x Guard Foot artillery crews (6 figures in total)
2 x Line Horse artillery crews (6 figures in total)
2 x Line Chasseur a Cheval (16 figures in total)
3 x Line infantry (24 figures in total)
2 x Jager (12 figures in total)
1 x Avant Garde Jager (6 figures)
1 x Hussar unit (8 figures)
1 x Foot Artillery (3 figures)
My plans for the French are along similar lines. I have some spare light infantry kneeling firing that are going to be paint converted into line infantry Voltiguers and I am also planning a large scale shako cover offensive. I did toy with the idea of painting some Old Guard Grenadiers as Guard Chasseurs but I do not have any spare figures to do this with although it would relatively straightforward.
The main thing with all this is simply that I need to eke out the collection as much as I can and so by adding a few new units and tweaking some of the existing range I can do this.
Besides, it is quite good fun!