As the Bavarians are now on their bases, I've taken a few more shots of them going through their paces.
So, wither the Hinton Spieler in 2016? Well, things could be said to look either daunting or encouraging, depending on one's point of view.
On the encouraging side, I've painted nine battalions, four squadrons and two batteries since September 2014, which works out as just under a unit per month.
On the daunting side, I doubt I'll be able to keep producing units at this rate during 2016. Apart from anything else, I'll be travelling overseas for part of the year, and when I'm at home there's a certain amount of deferred household maintenance to attend to!
The key thing, of course, is not to worry too much about the rate at which I can churn out new regiments, but to come up with some sort of plan. In 2016 this is to complete (in no particular order):
1. one additional squadron each for the Prussian Garde du Corps and Leib Hussars;
2. two more batteries of artillery (one French and one Prussian);
3. a French skirmisher battalion;
4. a Prussian close-order battalion;
5. four squadrons (two light and two heavy) of French cavalry; and
6. a basic wargames table and terrain.
The result will be two evenly-matched starter armies of five battalions, four squadrons and two batteries each; and the completion of Phase One of this project.
I'm not really daring to think about Phase Two yet.