Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Princesa Regiment
They only took six weeks, but I was particularly pleased to complete a unit of Napoleonics over the festive period (i.e. some time ago). I'd picked up some of the Eagle Figures Spanish late last year, a unit in campaign wear. I have to say they were a delight to paint:
They are rather slight figures, though as tall as Perry or Front Rank they look thin in comparison, but this is not an issue for me in a unit made solely of the models, I have troops from Perry, Victrix, Minifigs, Essex, Hat and Front Rank, and so long as they are largely of one type I am comfortable mixing them.
There is only one infantry pose in this particular set, but with creative painting they allow for a reasonable amount of variety. I went for the Princesa regiment as there was plenty of reference material for them and they were an active unit present at several engagements with and without the British. I mixed in brown, blue and patterned trousers to the white uniform and went for lots of patches and a final patina of dust.
These chaps have done a lot of marching.
For the command I was able to find and paint a copy of the Princesa's royal standard, whilst I hypothesized a suitably extravagant drummer's attire. My officers have stuck to standard uniform though, perhaps they managed to get a local tailor to produce some regulation clothing recently.
Pleasing; on to the next regiment....