The first unit of the Eylau Project is marching out of the depot. Today we see the first unit of Davout's III Corps assembling for battle. Our crew is putting together an Eylau game to hopefully be played in early 2022. If we can pull it off, this may be my most MEGA mega game ever?
While the 1st Division's 1st Brigade at Eylau technically consisted of Legere Regiment 13 as well as Ligne Regiments 17 and 30, I've decided to model this unit after the 13th Legere and left off the ligne Regiments just because...
In "Blucher" terms, I've made this unit elite and given them a special paintjob to match their battlefield prowess. The uniforms might not be completely historically accurate but for pete's sake they're 10mm tall. Figures are Old Glory 10mm strips and there are 9 strips to this unit. Other units may have more or less strips on them, and feature units broken down into battalion columns.
|Why do we always have to lead the assaults? Don't they know what happens to the units with the nicest paintjobs?|
These dapper, grizzled veterans are sporting blue pants with matching coats, crossed white belts, blue and white cuffs, red collars, green and red epaulettes and green boot tassels. I used this site as a guide since I got rid of all of my Napoleonic Wars uniform guide books. Believe it or not, looking it up on the internet is easier.
|GdB Brouard leading the Regiment into battle!|
|A Pendraken French officer figure - painted up nice enough|
|Valeur et Discipline|
|The Regiment formed into line for attack!|
|The whole unit|