Wet off the painting table, here’s the first three companies of the 1st Bavarian Light battalion:
Purists will notice that it’s 2 companies and 3/4th of the third, with a carabinier tacked on instead. Further purists will note that carabiniers were not added to Bavarian lights until after the 1809 campaign which is my focus for this project. Tough luck.
The plan with basing these is to have the main ‘line’ companies on two 45x40 bases, the command on a single 30x40 base and the light and carabinier companies on single 15x20 bases so they can be deployed as skirmishers. Line battalions will probably be based on 4 45x40 bases (which means that I have come to my senses and am going for 24 figure battalions again, as opposed to 36).
Next on the painting table are the 12 chaps completing this battalion. Oh yes, the figures for these are from Front Rank.