Another old seasonal image, this time wishing us good luck in the new year.
A bit of tinkering at the painting desk yesterday afternoon, opening and sorting several new packets of Minden French artillery, pioneers, a mounted officer, and two 8pdr. French cannon, which were given to me by the Grand Duchess this Christmas Day. Most of these are destined to be painted in the uniforms purportedly worn by the artillery contingent of Lauzun's Legion during the American War of Independence. Some shade of blue (probably darker to mid-) and lemon yellow facings.
Eventually, these figures will become the artillery arm of a small legion or freikorps that I envision, consisting of battalion of line infantry, a company of lights, a squadron or two of cavalry, and said artillery. Rather than make up uniforms of my own, I think I'll depend on actual uniforms from historical formations since there are so many eye-catching examples out there. More on this anon since it now seems like I have various 18th century irons in the fire without actually having done very much the last 12 months or so. 2018 has to be better.