I’m moving along quite well with my Quatre Bras project. I’ve made some adjustments to the Brunswick AAR. The final tally for them should be 1 Line Brigade, 2 Light Regiments, 1 Light Cavalry Brigade and 1 artillery battery. This cuts down on my painting a bit and I don’t have to paint any drummers! The command figure is a Hussar waving his saber complete with shako and tall plume…the uniform of the Duke of Brunswick.
Speaking of commanders, I was stumped as to what figure I would use for the Prince of Orange. It seems that “Slender Billy” had a hybrid uniform. He wore a Dutch Hussars uniform with a dolman and a bicorne common to most generals and marshals of the time – a head swap I suppose would do. While rummaging through my bag of Old Glory French command looking for a couple of suitable figures for Reille and Foy (generic generals really), I came across a figure with a bicorne and a dolman slunk across his shoulder. He even has stripes sculpted on the side of his pants. Billy! I’ve found you!