Got started on the French this week, starting with this set of line infantry from Hat:
It is superb, really great raised detail, 100 figs in the box with perfect proprotions of grenadiers, fusiliers and voltigeurs to do 4 large battalions of 24 figs, including drummer, nco and officer. They are a very soft and rubbery plastic with takes paint very well but also holds a lot of detail that is very easy to pick out. Here are some shots:
I completed 48 of them this week, I think they are probably the best 1/72 I have ever worked with. The sculpter who does this range for Hat is brilliant, I really like the oversized detail, they look like metals when painted, and the soft plastic takes paint very well and has little flash. OK, they are a bit too tidy and well-equipped for 1815, but frankly I want my toy soldier to look sharp on the table.
Some way to go just yet, next up more fusiliers, voltigeurs then maybe some infantry in greatcoats and Legeres.