Saturday, February 21, 2015

Napoleons' Spanish regiments

Well - it took a while, but finally I have once again finished a combined display.

I found some wonderful sites about the Spanish regiments that fought under Napoleons' rule. These regiments were risen in the French occupied territories and saw a lot of action during the Peninsular campaign. The following display shows the seven regiments of line infantry as they existed in 1810.

The regiments are (from left to right):
Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, Soria, Granada, Malaga, Cordoba

Again, some details are still disputed. For example the distinctive colours of the first two regiments for which I went with the Lienhardt&Hubert version. As you can see, these men represent fusiliers of the seven line infantry regiments of Joseph Napoleons' kingdom of Spain (rest will follow later). Some sources declare white as the colour of the shako cords, some yellow. I preferred to go with yellow although this would mean the Voltigeurs having the same colour on their shakos as well.

I'm going to make a big boost forward in the next weeks, having more then 30 Italians on my desk, all in different stages of the shading/highlighting process. After completing these, my project army will contain more then 200 figures.

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