The starting 8 Neopolitans, 8 Pavlov Guard and 2 french casualty figures (for the lulz) are coming along very nicely. They only have the straps and some tidy up to do and then I can move onto finishing the Neopolitans and then the Pavlovs. The Voltiguer company really really stand out - white uniform, pink facings and yellow\green plumes - they look like Liquorice allsorts :). but I am very pleased (pics to come tomorrow).
And I have undertaken the final task for my 15mm ( as in painting them). The Spanish 15mm army started in 1997 with TTG figures (now battleline) and those Spanish figures are actually very very good. I also have Essex and some other ranges and they are all equally comparable. Today I based (for painting) 100 odd spanish (Line,Guard,Militia,Dragoons, Guns) and hopefully they will join the other 200 odd I have. Then the next problem will be the rules but until they are painted they wont be based. Hopefully the local RSA gamer secene get the 15mms going. I dont know how many iterations and rulesets this army has been designed for but each change has meant getting more figures (I'm a sucker for planning in advance)
My french however are a real "bastard" lot. They are the spawning of winning numerous EBAY and Trademe auctions and consist of Old Glory, Essex, Minifigs,lancashiregames,TTG\BL,AB and god knows what else. A wired mix of figures but I plan to try and get all the figure types into Division\Corps so that at least together they look uniform. While the TTG\BL figures are gnomish I actually dont mind them too much when they are all together. but when its mix amd match it looks like a freak show has come to 1812.
Below is a very old pic (2 years old) of the first 15mm Spanish I painted in 1997 for Shako. They are TTG\BattleLine figures and they match most other manufacturers that I have. Of course in 1997 the internet was a newish thing and Research on Spanish uniforms was on existant so the uniforms are a bit of a mess.
But I digress - this only starts when my Neopolitans are finished (and maybe the 92nd Foot, possibly the Russian Cuirrassiers and Dragoons, some more Prussian Militia and maybe even some Uhlans)