So here is my latest finished unit, the 2nd battalion of the 37eme Légère at Leipzig. All minis are from Perry. The command minis are metal, the rest are plastic. Not much to say about these, rather that these bring the 37eme to its full strength of 3 battalions, with this, the 2nd, being the smallest of them all. I have to say, now that I have painted three battalions worth of these, I slightly regret my choice to use the Perry plastic boxed set as a base. Being light infantry these would have been rather nice in skirmishing poses, instead of the marching that gets dictated by the Perry plastics. The good thing is, that while these already give me a good strong base for my Légère, I will eventually need more. When that day comes I will get myself some proper action posed minis.
There is one more thing I would like to point out with these. They were based on half bases like I always do with my lights. Now those looking at the details will notice that the order of the company colours is not right or in other words that some minis are on the rear half that should rather be on the front half. The reason behind this is that all three battalions are pretty small. I based them in a way that the 1st and 2nd ones (the smallest ones) can be used together to form a larger one. Hope this will work out when needed.
Last but not least all three battalions together.
I tried a slightly different painting technique to paint these. I usually prime everything light grey and base-coat most of the mini in the dominant colour. After the highlights I painted the crossbelts white and shaded them. This technique still hails from my WWII and Modern minis, where I had to paint the belts anyway and where I could save time by going from the largest areas to the smallest. Now with these, I left them light grey and shaded the crossbelts. After that I blocked out the uniforms. I think this really speeded things up. Right now I have a huge Prussian Battalion on my table and I am trying to figure out if that technique really makes things faster… lets see!