As you see the time of napoleonic geekyness isn't over for me.
In the picture you can see my main (and one of all-time favourites) character, a French general named Maurice Bonaventure Dautierre. The lad is a typical example of Boney's words, saying that "Every French soldier carries a marshal's baton in his knapsack". From a modest dragoon trooper, through an infantry officer, to a major general. Except of that, the character is spicied with traits praised by the napoleonic ethos, he's a stubborn and brave lad, who knows how to use his fists and sword and goes into battle with his hair blewn through and flame of excitement in the eyes and heart. Apart from that, Dautierre posseses a rather bawdy sense of humour and slightly coarse manners (if it's possible for a Frenchman
). What's most important the general is a huge "amateur" of champagne (or alcohol in general) and the opposite sex
A true "beau sabreur" immortalised by such names like Colbert, Saint-Croix, Montbrun, Augereau and the most famous of them all, Antoine Lasalle.
The Background pic: Fernand Cormon, The Battle of Aspern-Essling, XIX century.