I promised no more onesie-twosie pictures of The Eylau Project but rather a periodic update when a milestone has been achieved. That first "big" milestone is the completion of the III (French) Corps under "The Iron Marshall" himself, Louis-Nicolas Davout. While my Davout figure is still unpainted, his troops are battle ready and spoiling for a go at the Russians, Prussians, or whomever else would dare challenge them!
|Six Brigades of Infantry, 3 Artillery "units" and a light cavalry brigade. Perfect!
|The Dino DeLaurentis view.
I couldn't decide if I preferred the units in battle lines or in assault columns and so put a mixture of both on the bases. There is a unit of columns that are abreast and not staggered and I quite like how they turned out. The mounted commanders also look good with the bases.
|A wise man once told me "if there isn't enough artillery - quit!"
|The unit I previously spoke of. 2 columns abreast. I think they look the best.
|I generically called these "Division Artillery" units because I was not sure about the gun count in the BLucher OOB that I read. There were something like 4 or 5 stands of artillery for a Corps with 6 infantry brigades? Surely not.
|Corp Artillery with its heavy "RISK" pieces guns! (note the "heavy artillery" ball marker for Blucher on the label)
|Light Cavalry. Im not crazy about the skinny GHQ figures but the rest are Old Glory now. Note the blank white "chevrons" so they can be a part of any Corps I want them to be when the Eylau game is over.
|I love this picture. To me, this is what Napoleonic gaming is all about! Massed ranks, serried bayonets!
|My apologies to Davout - he is still a work in progress!