Today we have ....
some more French line units !!
This one is the 21eme Ligne, which fought as part of Gudin's 3rd Division, III Corps, at Wagram 1809.
|Relying on the glazing to do most of the highlighting on auto-pilot here. Still more complicated than 'the dip' of course, but I am enjoying the extra speed.|
Another small point - if you go back and look at the first couple of shots from the front view, and look closely ... you will see that I have committed the great sin of severely shortcutting the cockade paintjob !
I have just gone for a red dot in the white cockade, and left off the inner blue dot.
Firstly, because at any sane distance with the human eye, the blue blends into the red to become virtually invisible. If you paint the whole unit of cockades perfectly well, then the result is that you cannot really see the blue dot.
However, if you get so much as 1 blue dot incorrectly centred on a cockade ... then this sticks out like the proverbial dog's hind leg, and just looks a little sloppy.
So I will trial this approach with the next large batch of French, and see if it makes sense in 15mm. Its not so much the time saving, as we are only talking about shaving 5 minutes off a batch, if that ... but more to do with neatness.
If I was on 28's then this shortcut is probably borderline inexcusable, but I reckon it might be a good plan for 15s, where the inner blue dot needs to be a fraction of a millimetre in diameter.