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Gonsalvo16 Nov 2017 7:40 p.m. PST

I painted up two battalions of these excellent figures from Brigade games:

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More pictures on the blog at:

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Thanks for looking!

Peter

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 8:47 p.m. PST

Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP16 Nov 2017 9:44 p.m. PST

Excellent job

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Gonsalvo16 Nov 2017 11:45 p.m. PST

It is a very nice range; i have two units of Brigade Games Spanish Militia nearing completion as well.

keithbarker24 Nov 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

A great paint job. Nice figures except for the cloak (having it over the right shoulder instead of the left would get in the way when shooting).

I am not so sure about their standard. You have these guys carrying the Sencilla with the red cross of Burgundy on a field of white.

They should I think be carrying the Coronela with the royal coat of arms on a field of white.

The Royal Decree of 1802 set the number of flags to one per infantry battalion. From that time on, the light infantry battalions carried the Coronela and the excess colours were often placed in storage in churches.

Later in the Peninsular War, when new light infantry units were formed, some re-used the Sencilla flags that older units had placed in storage. But these units didn't have 1802 uniforms.

More info…
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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

The cloak issue. Having fired a WWII left over MkIV Lee Enfield many, many, times…I would have welcomed a cloak over my right shoulder! The kick was incredible…God help the guy on the receiving end.

This is not the same as the protective rolled cloak for cavalry…that simply must be over the right shoulder……manufacturers take note.

Gonsalvo26 Nov 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Keithbarker:

Your site is excellent, and indeed, I mad extensive use of it when painting these figures. As for the cloaks, the references I have seen all refer to them being worn over the left shoulder, but Mr. Hicks has sculpted same worn over the left and some worn over the right shoulder.

As for the flags, you're likely correct, but I won't be changing them at this point!

Gonsalvo26 Nov 2017 9:09 a.m. PST

Keithbarker:

Your site is excellent, and indeed, I mad extensive use of it when painting these figures. As for the cloaks, the references I have seen all refer to them being worn over the left shoulder, but Mr. Hicks has sculpted same worn over the left and some worn over the right shoulder.

As for the flags, you're likely correct, but I won't be changing them at this point!

archiduque27 Nov 2017 6:39 a.m. PST

Nice work!

keithbarker03 Dec 2017 5:18 a.m. PST

Gonsalvo: The good thing about the Sencilla with the red cross of Burgundy on a field of white is that almost all wargamers will immediately recognise it as Spanish, much more so than the Coronela.

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