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carojon Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 10:03 a.m. PST

Established in 1559, the Africa were one of the senior regiments of infantry in the Bourbon infantry at the start of the Peninsular War.

The Regiment would be in the thick of the early fighting at Baylen and having a detachment at the Second Siege of Saragossa, before the third battalion suffered the major defeat at Ucles in 1809

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keithbarker10 Mar 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

Nice paint job. Always good to see another Spanish unit.

But are you sure about the flag? Four red stripes on a yellow background looks more like Aragon than Africa? But if you think I'm being pedantic, just ignore me, that unit will look wonderful on the tabletop!

carojon Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 10:23 a.m. PST

Thanks Keith.
You are welcome to be pedantic and well spotted. I decided to use one of GMB's generic Sencillas, because they are really nice to look at at this scale.

I would think twice if it was 28mm but in the heat of battle with 2,500 18mm figures going at it I want these chaps to look their best.

So yes a little artistic licence on my part.

keithbarker10 Mar 2017 10:45 a.m. PST

Wow they looked so good I assumed they were 28mm!!!

Marcel180911 Mar 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

Agreat unit and an inspiring paint job!

goragrad11 Mar 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

Nice!!

Jabba Miles14 Mar 2017 3:14 a.m. PST

More good work there JJ

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