Tour de France - Stage 2
Ah wel, lets see how we go.
Last night saw the Tour head through the fortress of Namur, and towards the French border as it heads out of Belgium.
Just over the Rhine are a couple of German states - Baden and Hesse-Darmstadt, who formed an alliance with France, and loyally provided some good regiments from Jena in 1806, to Spain, to all the way out to Leipzig in 1813.
Here we have a small battalion sized contingent of Hessians and Badeners to add to the French forces at Jena.
The Hessians - based on AB Prussians, all dressed and drilled in the Prussian style.
The Hessians brigaded together with a unit from Nassau .. which I dont have yet, but I do have here some Baden infantry.
Based on warrior miniatures Austrians, these guys joined the party for a tour of Spain, and continued to serve in the Grande Armee right up to the end.
A little shorter than the ABs ... so Im calling this one the Baden Freiwillingen Student Battalion.
1 Skirmisher base rounds out the unit.