Spanish on the March

I finished the battalion leaders of my Spanish foot for my Louisiana project and thought I’d share them.  I think they look nice for aging and pretty simple figures.

The Louisiana Regiment is completed except the last of the four companies is short two figures.  They’ll be on my first figure order of the year. Pretty simple stuff, some white with some blue.  I allowed them a grenadier company

A photo of all four companies of the Louisiana Regiment .

A photo of all four companies of the Louisiana Regiment .

Followed up by a picture from the front.  I’ve done the round command base for the battalion commander that has so caught on here.  I like the effect, and it’s a way to get a regimental flag in when a company wouldn’t have carried one. The Louisiana Regiment was a uniformed militia unit.  It was likely under strength as almost all Spanish militia units were.  The Spanish colonies all suffered from a lack of settlers, and hence soldiers, in their colonies in the 1790’s.

Newly painted command stand for the Louisianans

Newly painted command stand for the Louisianans

The Hiberneans were an emigre Irish unit that spent some time in the Western Hemisphere.  I figured Spanish regulars could be called in to deal with American saber rattling, but units might have to be cobbled together.  The Hiberneans will be joined by two more Spanish companies in their traditional white uniforms sporting a bit of piping. The blood shows up better that way.

Hibernian Regiment all in red.

Hibernian Regiment all in red.

All figures are the RSM miniatures from Dayton Painting Services.  The uniforms are probably a bit outdated for the period.  They could be slimmer with smaller cuffs.  Even so, I like the figures a great deal, and they were quite fun to paint.  I have two more companies (22 figures) to paint to finish out the two battalions.

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One comment on “Spanish on the March

  1. Dean says:

    They look great, Kevin. Impressive work as always. Best, Dean

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