Another iconic unit from the Kleine Krieg, this time for the French Army. Fischer's Chasseurs were formed for the War of Austrian Succession by Johann Fischer, a German officer who distinguished himself at the Siege of Prague. By the Seven Years War it included mounted and dismounted chasseurs. They were one of the best light units in the SYW and served in an awful lot of Kleine Krieg actions. Late in the SYW , the unit was given to the Duke of Conflates with Fischer continuing as second in command until his death in 1762.
This unit represents 6 dismounted chasers plus an officer. There were supposed to be 2 groups of 6 plus officers, but it turns out that I can't add. I ended up with 2 officers and 6 other ranks instead of 12. Oh well, that will be rectified eventually. To avoid postal gouging I ordered these to be delivered to my dad when I was visiting the Uk in May. They were painted up on my return in June and took part in our first SP2 action (albeit with plain bases). Since then I have added texture and fluff to the bases.
The figures are from From Rank, and these are the first Front Rankers that I've painted. I have to say that I was impressed with the figures and I will likely get more. I expect to remain a mainly Perry man for a variety of reasons, but it's nice to have a variety. In this case I went with Front Rank as there aren't many options for a light infantry figure in a mirliton.