First of all welcome to the 4 newest followers of my blog, Iannick, Whispering Al, StuG and Gareson.
This is the final instalment of the North Star French wilderness box set. This time its the turn of the Compagnies Franches de la Marine. These troops were in essence colonial regulars under the control of the Navy. They were lax in drill and dress, but what they lacked in drill and discipline, was certainly made up for by their skills and ability to cross and fight in the rugged terrain.
I have painted this unit in a mix of formal dress to give it a campaigned look.
In summing up the whole box set I would thoroughly recommend a purchase of this at £31.00 for 23 figures it is not an unreasonable cost for metal figures, complete with all the bases. The clean up is minimal and the figures are a joy to paint with plenty of detail. Now I have to save up to purchase the British box set so while I do that.
Next up from me will be some Napoleonics.