This kit was originally tooled in 1973 and was released from 1973 to 1978, briefly in 1980, and again from 1991 to 1994. This is packaged in a blister pack. The instructions are printed on the reverse, with assembly in 6 sections. The moulded parts are in white plastic. There is some flash, but details are well depicted, and two sheets of thin plastic card are included for the belts and straps. Options include parade or campaign uniforms and the possibility of making different poses. In addition, this kit has excellent conversion possibilities.
During the 1815 campaign the Foot Grenadiers were organised into two battalions, each having four companies of 150 men plus 10 officers (1er and 2e Batallions, 1er Régiment de Grenadiers (Old Guard) 1280 officers and men). Uniform consisted of a bearskin with a semi-circular bronze plate, white cords, red plume, red top patch with yellow (white) grenade. Special blue-within red-within white cockade with gold crowned eagle at the centre. Dark blue coat and collar, white lapels and three-pointed cuff flaps, red cuffs and turnbacks, red, fringed epaulettes, white small clothes and belts, gold grenades on the turnbacks. Brass buttons; white and black gaiters, blue great coat and forage cap with white piping, orange lace edging turnup and orange grenade edged white in front; cartridge box with bronze/brass eagle and small grenade in each corner.
AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF UNIFORMS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS ISBN 0-7548-1571-4
My picture has the head of the 42nd Highlander in error
Luckily I have swapped them before assembly starts
Andrea Color 1st Shadow = primary flesh
Andrea Color 2nd Shadow = secondary flesh
Andrea Color 1st Base = third skin spray and ninth skin tone
Andrea Color 2nd Base = fourth skin spray
Andrea Color 1st Light = fifth skin tone
Andrea Color 2nd Light = sixth skin tone
Vallejo Model Color 19 70927 Dark Flesh FS32555 = seventh skin tone
Vallejo Model Color 20 70845 Sunny Skintone = eighth skin tone