I haven't been able to find out much about these troops. At Hougoumont, they appear to have been positioned in the wood to the south of the farm, and in due course retreated to the farm's orchard. There was some to-ing and fro-ing as the orchard changed hands a couple of times y appear to have been at some stage. As for the uniforms, sources refer to "dark green" coats and "apple green" facings, with black leatherwork. I used the Foundry "French Chasseur Green 71" for the coats and "French Dragoon Green 70" for the facings. Officers' sashes were yellow and the rifle straps were brown leather. The grey trousers were painted with the Foundry "Stone" palette. I thought about basing these figures as singles, but then decided to put them on standard GdB skirmish bases. My next idea was to pose them in a sort of "fighting retreat", with the running figure on each base moving backwards, being covered by the other figure. But that just looked odd - I think with skirmishing figures like this you really need them to point the same way. This is a lovely little set of figures, very well sculpted and easy to paint. These were the first figures I painted when on paternity leave in February - I just felt I needed to paint something a bit different, and which didn't involve British red or French dark blue.
I'm slowly getting ready for "ACW Week", which I first threatened this time last year and then didn't get around to it. To recap - I painted about 100 Dixon ACW figures last year, including many that I'd "tarted up" from about 15 years ago. I've painted a few more ACW figures since then and I'm trying very hard to finish off my Stonewall Jackson command vignette.