Last night during a Paint & Chat session over at the Miniature Modelling Mayhem Facebook group I managed to finish the first stand of French. They are from the Regiment Picardie, one of the oldest in the French army at the time.
The figures are joy to paint, and I hope en-masse they will look pretty cool. The uniforms are not as flashy as the British with all the grey, but good practice in painting grey. I took a simple aproach of painting a dark grey basecoat (VMC London Grey) and highlighting it quite heavily with a light grey (VMC Light Grey).