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Mateus02 Mar 2018 6:06 a.m. PST

More pics on my blog:


Marc at work02 Mar 2018 6:35 a.m. PST

Oh they are nice aren't they. Thanks for sharing

And nice to see only one flag – sometimes two flags with only 30 figures is a bit heavy.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 7:17 a.m. PST

The buff straps are really well done…often missed in figure painting. This time you have given us the Regt not the King's colour, cannot quite make out the Roman Numerals. A specific unit identified?

the overall effect is great……..and all the companies in the right place too!

Fatuus Natural Inactive Member02 Mar 2018 7:28 a.m. PST

Very nice, Mateus. They're the 14th (Bedfordshire) Foot, are they? I think that's what it says in the centre of the colour, and the silver epaulettes on the officer would be correct for the 14th. They didn't spend a great deal of time in the Peninsula, I believe, but the 2nd Bn was at Corunna with Sir John Moore

Fatuus Natural Inactive Member02 Mar 2018 7:32 a.m. PST

Actually, when I say 'very nice' I really mean 'stupendously well painted'. Several levels beyond my own embarrassing efforts.

marshalGreg02 Mar 2018 7:34 a.m. PST

If this is a sister regt. to the one he did already in blue facing and per the shape of the shield, then my bet it's 40th regt.
Otherwise, there is the 31st, 48th and 61st, all with similar shape of the shield found in the flags, if I have them correct for 1810.
Hopefully he will advise and surprise us all.

Curious the haversacks are also buff, is this true for the buff regiments? I may have missed that fact! Hmmmm


wrgmr102 Mar 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

Beautiful work with great basing! They will look superb on your table!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

Interesting point and well spotted. The haversack and its belt was in off white canvas and was the same for every unit, even the Rifles! The crossbelts were leather and buff for buff faced regts.

The PBI had to cope with a leather belt over the left shoulder, for the cartridge pouch. Similar over the right to hold the bayonet (that has always baffled me as surely complete overkill, just to carry a bayonet). Also, over the left shoulder, the canvas strap for the haversack. Don't forget then the brown leather strap for the water bottle also. Over both shoulders the straps for the back pack, (even worse, linked across the chest by another strap, just to make like easier for them)…….as for the musket sling…..

I really cannot make out the Roman numeral (but now you mention it XIV?) and would love to know. They are great, like the last lot recently shown

Mateus02 Mar 2018 10:43 a.m. PST

My knowledge of individual regiments in the napoleonic wars is non-existant, so I don't aim at representing any one in particular.

However, this flag is printed from the Napflag site, and it does indicate it's the 14th, so you're correct, Fatuus!

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 12:14 p.m. PST

Well then it is even more remarkable that you got the buff facings, buff leather, the "metal colour" right, plus the right Regt Standard for the XIV, Buckinghamshire, Regt of Foot. CE Franklin suggest that you have them correctly here, as pre 1809.

Do not be too modest. TMP is filled with button counters, who spot such things……..

Fatuus Natural Inactive Member02 Mar 2018 2:16 p.m. PST

If I may spot a button, from 1782 until 1809 the 14th Foot was the Bedfordshire regiment (pale buff facings, silver).
The Buckinghamshire regiment was the 16th (yellow facings, silver). They swapped affiliations in 1809.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Mar 2018 6:07 a.m. PST

I should have read Franklin more closely. These guys are like the UK facing Brexit..

They are in "a process of transition"

in which case they had best form a square and fast!

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