Now that the base for Lord Uxbridge is finished, it is time to start with the one for Napoleon. Now I am not 100% sure yet, which minis I will use for this base. Mainly because I have a vision for the terrain and I am not sure how many minis will actually find space on the base. But I am sure that these four will be the minimum:
Three of them are from Perry Miniatures FN117 and one ADC from FN3. These are (from left to right) Napoleon himself, Maréchal Soult, a mounted ADC and Mameluke Ali.
Since many of the uniform items for the minis on the Uxbridge base were similar I painted them all at once. In this case each mini is wearing a vastly different uniform, so they will be painted one after the other. I began with the ADC. While I should probably just have painted him in the blue uniform of an imperial orderly, I wanted something more flashy for this one. So his uniform was inspired by the Chasseurs à Cheval of the Imperial Guard. Why inspired? Well the uniform breast on this Perry miniature does not 100% match the Chasseur à Cheval´s uniform, but otherwise, he is virtually a perfect match. I also took the liberty to paint the breast in red to give the mini some more colour. I gave him the light blue armband for an ADC to a General de Brigade. So he will hanging on in the backgrounds waiting to deliver a command back to his General, probably the Young Guards to check the Prussians advancing on Napoleons flank at Waterloo. 😉 So here is the finished mini:
Up next, and on my painting table right now, is Mameluke Ali.