First Lancer Order

I needed an officer to complete my French Hussar regiment (see Post 168) so as soon as Lancer Miniatures released a French Hussar command, I made my first Lancer Miniatures order. I also ordered some Austrian grenadiers in the hope that their caps were more of the characteristic armchair shape than the Pendrakens I had painted (see Post 122). I added both French and Austrian cuirassiers to my order in the hope that they were more historically accurate than Pendraken’s (see Post 19 and Post 103). Lancer had also released a figure of Napoleon in his favourite chasseur uniform but not wearing his classic greatcoat – a bit cold for a December day at Austerlitz but perfect, I thought, for the scorching hot days of 1809 in Austria. Kieven at Lancer was kind enough to allow me to get my hands on a pack of yet unreleased Austrian 6-pdr guns and crews. I was very grateful as they turned out, in my opinion, to be spectacular.
POST 194