As much as many people have been looking forward to The Hobbit, the new forthcoming film I’m really excited about is Les Misérables.
Set in 19th century France, it climaxes on the barricades of the Paris uprising on 5–6 June 1832, following the death of General Lamarque, the only French leader who had sympathy towards the working class.
Apart from the stirring music and high drama that I love so much from this musical, from a wargamer’s point of view there’ll be much to look out for in the way of 1830s French soldiery, as evidenced by the following selection of photos.
Though it looks like there is some WTS (‘wrong tank syndrome’) going on. For example the blue (!) epaluettes on some soldiers, and the coat-tails looking far too long for the 1830s. But nice to see the French infantry in garance (scarlet) trousers.