I also ordered a hard copy of Sharp Practice. This brings my cunning plan for some Napoleonic gaming closer to realization:
I've started organizing the figures I've got. At the top are my Hotlead Bring and Buy purchase from two (?) years ago, which have sorted themselves into (top row) three groups of line infantry, each with an officer and 9 troops, plus a colour party to control the formation. They're a mixed bag of shakos, field caps, bare heads and some are in great coats. Second row is the grenadiers; one 12 figure and one 10 figure group, each with an officer plus a colour party to control that formation. A gun and two gun crews (Mike says he has extra guns). To the left of the grenadiers is a small group (8 figures plus Big Man) of fellows at the high port who are a mix of great coats and not, shako plumes and not. I may have to do some converting or just leave them looking raggedy (which fits my imagining of Russian skirmishers). Plastic Prussians lower right who have some paint on some of them and plastic Russians lower left.
A pretty good start. Mike has (I think) enough French figures painted already to fight this lot. Of course I'm already thinking I need some cavalry, some Prussian line and a Prussian gun or two. Plus the Perry's Prussian wagons are just too juicy! And then there's the Victrix Austrians...
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