So after yesterdays post and having sorted a few bits out with Kev who kindly Gave me two boxes of Perry Plastic French to be getting on with in exchange for some Dixon ACW I had spare.
I spent some time building both sets and getting them undercoated ready for painting.
After a discussion I am working on the Peninsular theatre initially and the first aim is to get a French brigade built, that will be at least 3 battalions of 36 figures and a 4 gun Battery, but may well be 4 battalions.
Now the one thing I don't want is a vanilla French force, as the painting will be boring and likely to not inspire me to finish the project. To that end I'm going to mix it up with some foreign troops.
The first unit will be the Neuchatel Battalion.
I have this plate and several other references from Knotel / Elting and others to be working from, and am looking forward to seeing my own 'Canaries' completed in the next few weeks.