Next, it was time to sort out the loose figures
Back at the last Historicon in Frederiscksburg, in 2017. I acquired the somewhat insane amount of roughly 300 Old Glory Austrian Napoleonic Infantry for $100. It’s been 2 years, and I just now decided to finally sort out exactly what I had on hand! This was prompted by the 90 Austrian Line that I am painting right now, which will exhaust my supply of same, otherwise. While the bulk of the figures were in there original bags, there were quite a few more that were loose and somewhat mixed up.
2 bags of 30 German Line in Shako, 2 bags of 30 German Line in Shako, Attack-March, 1 bag of German Line in Shako, Road March (I especially like these!), and 1 bag of German Grenadiers, 180 figures in all.
The loose figures included 1 group of 30 more German Line in Shako, Advancing,plus another 18 of same, 17 more Germ an Line in Shako Attack-March, 8 more German Line in Shako Marching, 4 Falling wounded and 1 lying wounded, 13 German Line Command in Shako (3 standard bearers, 4 drummers, 4 Officers, and 2 NCO’s, plus 3 mounted colonels sans horses), 7 German Grenadier command (4 standard bearers, 2 drummers, 1 officer) plus a spare Grenadier Marching, and 4 wounded Grenadiers., plus another 12 German Line command, but these in Helmets. That’s 118 more figures, just shy of 300 altogether.
With my usual scheme (18 figures per unit), that’s enough to make
2 units of Grenadiers
7 units of Line Advancing
7 units of Line Attack-March
3 units of Line Marching.
I’d need to add 3 sets of Old Glory Line command (20 each) to have the necessary cadres… assuming I ever paint anywhere near that many of them!