This is my first Young Guard regiment, the 1er Bn. of the 2eme Regiment de Tirailleurs. The uniforms are based on a plate in the Hortoulle "Soldiers and Uniforms of the Napoleonic Wars", showing Tirailleurs and Voltiguers on campaign in Spain in 1809/10, based on period drawings. I particularly like the greatcoats in brown Spanish cloth, trimmed with red piping. Do have a click!
All the minis are plastic Perrys, except for the metal standard bearer. I suspect that the mounted officer is converted from a Dragoon officer; he’s lovely! The fanion is GMB.
All the minis were painted for me by Dave Davies, who did such a splendid job that I’ve barely touched them (I just muddied the hems of the greatcoats up a little, to match the rest of my Garde), and based them. I have a couple more battalions to base, and I’m trying to coax one more battalion out of Dave to make a brigade... his painting is exceptional!