Modeling and gaming in the Peninsular theatre during the Napoleonic wars.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
New Spanish Unit: Estremadura Regiment
My newest addition to my Spanish Napoleonic army is the Extremadura regiment. I wanted something with a little different color in the army and the deep red/crimson facings appealed to me. There's no spectacular war history with this regiment, just a good contrast to the otherwise dull white uniform.
My picture taking isn't the best despite having a very expensive DSLR camera; however the black lining should be evident to the naked eye. I was unable to locate any references for the exact coat of arms on the flag for this regiment, so whose to say what is correct or incorrect?
I didn't do the tiki striping of blue on the trousers as I don't know how it would contrast with the red facings. Takes nothing away in my opinion.
Just as I was unable to locate any flag information specifically for this regiment, I was also unable to locate the proper design for the flamme of the grenadier's cap. I borrowed the design from another regiment. The designs tended to be similar just with some minor uniqueness according to each regiment. The figures are 15mm Battle Honors Spanish figures. The two officers and flag bearers are AB, as the bag of figures I got a deal on from eBay didn't have any command.