The British and French are done!
|The French - less the three finishing units and command stand. 998 men.|
|The British - 1040 men.|
Now it's time to begin work on my 'mid war' Spanish army. They have been a long time coming. Indeed, I purchased them in October last year and until last month did little more than sort out officer groups and add the skirmishers to the infantry bags.The Spanish army is about a third smaller than the French and British army, numbering twenty three infantry units (including three guerrilla units), six cavalry units, five guns, three limbers and seven officer stands: The lower numbers, combined with the fact that its one army to paint not two, should enable painting to progress reasonably quickly.
I've made a start by painting four units in what was termed the 'British Uniform'. These I've named Jaen, Victoria, Union and Bailen. These all served with Morillo's Division as part of Wellington's forces at Vittoria: Quite a versatile Spanish contingent.
Edit: Since posting I've been informed by Mighty Owl that Bailen was not with Morillo's Division at Vittoria and the Wiki OOB for Vittoria is wrong in this respect. I will paint up Tiradores de Doyle (actually not featured in the Wiki OOB) instead. Thanks to Bill Slavin for providing a picture of Tiradores de Doyle reenactors in British Uniform. Bailen will remain Bailen as it fulfils the prime directive: It fought in theatre (Spain) between 1809 and 1813.
All figures are by Front Rank. All were painted by me in enamels. Flags are by Adolfo Ramos. Round bases are by War Bases, others are home cut - they are all 45mm. Each unit is 24 figures with four extra skirmishers.
Trousers were officially light blue but often they were not. I've painted two with mid blue trousers, two with grey trousers.
Unlike the French and British, which were painted straight out of the bags, some of the Spanish figures will involve quite a lot of conversion.
Next up. More of the same including Cazadores in 'British Uniform'.