And a Merry Christmas to all .. may your revels be delightful and lacking in hangovers!
Raise a stein to your friends, and confusion to the French!
Oh, and to update on the unpainted pile being worked on at the moment:
'Twas the night before Christmas
and all through the house
not a creature was stirring
except for a Dremel and some Glue...
The infantry shook out into a 32 of grenadiers, 2 32's of Line, and a 24 (which will go nicely to boost the company-strong Regiment #9 Nederlander to a full 32-strong battalion).
The cavalry however are much more dubious - I have 36 Front Rank riders, 18 thinner/older (I think they are either Minifigs, or a knock-off drop mouldings - I think the latter as both horse and rider exhibit the typical signs of the mould being pressed too hard (i.e. thinner in the middle than at the ends), altho I have to say if they are drop-mouldings the flash has been well-cleaned.
Unfortunately almost all the horses seem to be the latter, leaving the FR riders rather precariously balanced on underbred & underfed ponies. Oh well, I guess I can paint them up as Spanish cavalry :)
More pics when they are properly undercoated & browned