In Kevin's own words:
"Here’s another addition for the Waterloo series of games we will be putting on in mid 2015. Completed on time, to my tentative schedule, a French light battalion of just over 180 figures. I already had 60 figures from my existing collection, which are in battalions of 36 figures, so the 120 that I just completed now make up a complete French battalion representing 558 actual men. All with the correct colour company pompom, the battalion is completed with its own vivandiere who will be playing her part in the games!
Beyond the 2015 1:3 scale games and at a later date, these newly painted figures will divide into 36 figure battalions. We plan to stage Quatre Bras, Plancenoit and maybe other Waterloo actions at 1:20 scale. This will mean a repainting of the pompoms and also the creation of all the 6 figure command stands that each battalion will require. So the figures will be able to fit into the two different ratio scenarios quite nicely.
Here you can see the two French battalions completed to date, in a ‘10 litre really useful box’ storage tray which I buy from Hobby Craft.
They are a reasonable price at just over £7 and hold up to 400 foot figures. The box is even tall enough for flags and lancer figures. I now have a collection of 11 of these boxes and they are ideal for transporting the figures to the various venues for the games.
Now I’m onto the next 180 figure French Line battalion! Vive L’Empereur!
Thanks so much Kevin - they are an inspiration to us all.