Sunday 7 April 2024

United Irishmen

It is the Spring of 1813 and the Irish Legion are marching to join a newly forming division in Southern Germany.


As they're a bit early for their rendezvous, Colonel Lawless decides to put them through their paces.


Der Kriegspielers 20mm Napoleoniques Irish Legion





The Emperor and the rest of the division arrive. 


The figures are:

Der Kreigspielers Napoleoniques:
Set #19: Young Guard Voltigeurs, engaging, x 21;
Set #20: Young Guard Command, marching officer x 1, and eagle bearer x 1; and

Hinton Hunt:
FN 6: (French Infantry of the Line, 1812-15) Drummer (Recast and Converted), x 1

I think I'm going to have to call this the Traffic Light Division.

Have a great weekend everyone

WM

19 comments :

  1. A little bit of coercion is clearly a good thing as are they. Hopefully your mojo is now fully charged for your next unit, can't wait to see what the 'special things' will be - may be a band to entertain the emperor?

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    1. Threats clearly work Rob.

      I can't really do the band until the Guard gets a big bigger, although I suppose the Old Guard Corps of Drums might just be acceptable.

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  2. What a super parade, they look stunning. A very colourful division, should look great in a game.

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    1. Thank you Donnie. The Traffic Lights are really just a set of reserve battalions for the other divisions, but it would be quite fun to have them fight tous réunis.

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  3. In a word. . . Glorious!

    Kind Regards,

    Stokes

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    1. We'll be a Nation again, Stokes, mark my words!

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  4. They all look fantastic Matthew - the emperor is no doubt very proud!

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    1. He's had to be very patient though...
      I think of these as a tribute battalion to your glorious Nassauers.

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  5. Absolutely superb Matthew…
    Very inspiring…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thank you Aly. I had great doubts about embarking on these, but they turned out alright in the end. I'd bever have got there without the encouragement of you and the other commentators on this blog.

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  6. Very nice and very shiny!
    They certainly add a lot of colour to the French ranks.

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    1. Perhaps a little too much, Matt. I'm going to have to do a lot more French line infantry to make up for this.

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  7. Simply first rate Matthew! I was perusing your pictures in awe of all of the highlighting and line work. The closer I looked the more detail I found. You have given me hope that DKs can indeed play a part amongst Hinton Hunts, Garrisons, Lammings, Scrubys and perhaps some Les Higgins on the horizon as well. Parading the Irish with your exquisite Swiss and Aly's magnificent Neuchatel battalion really makes for a fine collection of foreign regiments in French service. Keep up the inspirations please!

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    1. Cheers David. Les Higgins, now there's an idea. i haven't attempted any of those yet, but I've have secret plans ...

      Your Richard Tennant Irishmen were what inspired David! You need to show them to the world!

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    2. They are almost ready for their second debut. I hear Aly is working on his interpretation as well. Erin go brách Indeed!

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    3. Second debut? What are they, hobbits?

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    4. *Laughter*. Hobbits are clearly English. The live in the Shire!

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    1. Thanks Chris! I'm not sure how to classify these. If they're classed as light infantry they'd be elite troops under the rules I use, but I'm not sure whether the Irish Legion actually had that reputation.

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