Two different versions of the Chasseurs de Fischer infantry gleaned from the web.
Yes. I know. The promise was not to bore you with grandiose plans for much in 2018 given my relatively lackluster hobby activity in the year almost ended. But I find myself getting excited by the prospect of building up that tiny freicorps, and some shortly to be released Crann Tara figures aren't helping the matter any. If I keep things small and modest, what can go wrong?
On second thought, don't answer that! But if all goes well, I might even be able to get things finished before this time next year AND make up some lost ground on the figures I had hoped to paint to completion in 2017.
Anyway, you can see what I'm thinking for a company of 15 or so light infantry types in the illustrations above. The line portion will be an understrength two-company battalion (30) of Frei-infanterie (uniforms probably based on the Von Hordt regiment), a squadron of 12-14 hussars based on one or another unit of land hussars, and that new French artillery troop painted, more or less, as the artillery of Lauzun's Legion (medium-dark blue coats with lemon yellow facings).
The idea is to assemble a small force dressed in a colorful array of uniforms that will not duplicate anything already in the collection. To command the overall formation, I'll use a couple of mounted Minden and/or Crann Tara officers floating around here in a currently unpainted state. Hey, anything to knock off the rust and fire up the painting engines in an appreciable way, right?
Happy New Year Everyone!