These represent 8 companies of French Grenadiers in Spain around 1809, gathered into two, small composite battalions, as they were at Vimiero. I've based them on a contemorary print and modern illustration from the Vimiero Osprey.
I haven't finished the basing yet, but am pleased with them, and it has been SUCH a long time since I last posted!
The dustcoats they are wearing were made from linen or white canvas, and were considered more practical than wool in the heat of Spain. Their tunics are rolled up on the tops of their packs.
So now I just have the remaining 40 companies to paint, to finish the 8 battalions... ;-)