First Painted Unit

March delivered a definite relief that the Pendraken painting competition’s deadline had passed and I could return to painting wargames units again. The first unit to be finished was a light infantry unit painted as the 10th Regiment. The unit is made up of 36 figures (minus one to accommodate the mounted colonel) to be based on six bases. I painted the rolled greatcoats a tan colour and gave these a brush with Army Painter QuickShade soft tone. The unit has six carabiniers and six voltigeurs.
I had wanted to paint my first light infantry unit as Fririon’s 3e Legere that defended the village of Essling. However, I decided to go with the figures’ pointed cuffs and paint them as the most likely regiment to have had pointed cuffs at Aspern-Essling.                                       Meanwhile rather hoping that Pendraken would resolve this issue.                                                                                                                    Fingers crossed. Or                                                                                                                                             there’s a lot of                                                                                                                               figure converting                                                                                                                                         coming up.