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Saturday, February 25, 2017

28mm Napoleonic Tercios Españoles de Tejas

The metal is from Elite miniatures except for the Sapper and Fifer who are from Front Rank.

Here is some info on the unit:

The Corps of Texas Spanish Tercios (Tercios Españoles de Tejas) hereafter referred to as the Tercios de Tejas was an expeditionary corps raised in Spain by Brigadier don Pedro Grimarest starting 6 August 1804 being destined for the province of Texas. However in 1808 it still remained in the Peninsula located at Cadiz. They never reached Texas.
The Tercios de Tejas were to made up of four light infantry and four cavalry tercios, each of 3 companies. It was actually formed as two light infantry battalion-like tercios and (probably) two cavalry squadron-like tercios.
The infantry were in combat at Menjibar on 16th July 1808 and Bailen on 19th July 1808 with a strength of 436 men as part of Lt General Teodoro Reding's 1st Division. On 12th August 1808 one tercio was converted to the Batallon de Cazadores de Bailen and the other to Batallon de Cazadores de Las Navas de Tolosa.
The cavalry served at Uclés on 13th January 1809 with a strength of 15 officers and 153 troopers. They were later renamed the Cazadores de Sevilla.

28mm Napoleonic Tercios Españoles de Tejas

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

28mm Napoleonic Toys from Eureka miniatures

These are toys from Eureka miniatures which I painted up for friends and family. You wills see that some of them are post Napoleonic war.

Polish Lancers of the French Imperial Guard

Dutch "Red" Lancers

British Household Cavalry (the Royals)

The Grenadier Guards

The Black Watch

Monday, February 20, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

28mm Napoleonic Spanish Generals and ADCs

I have finished my Spanish Generals at last. The figures are from Front Rank.

Started, the Teddy Bear Wars have

Two little boys had two little armies. Each had a rocking horse cavalry, musketeers, grenadiers, and a rocking horse General. I did these for my nephews.

A case of shell shock running in advance of the red rocking horse cavalry

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

10e régiment d'infanterie légère & de La Tour d'Auvergne

I used Front Rank figures to represent these two light infantry regiments. You can see how I paint quite clearly on the yellow colpack bags of the skirmishers in the third photo. I use a "feathering" technique to build up highlights where I want them. I paint more of these thin strokes where I want the HL "higher."

10e régiment d'infanterie légère 

Régiment de La Tour d'Auvergne

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

6mm Napoleonic British and French

Here are some British and French Napoleonic Baccus miniatures which I've finished. They are in 6mm. For people with limited space the scale can allow them to put on big battles.

Monday, February 13, 2017

28mm Napoleonic French Léger battalions

Here are some French Legere battalions; the Neuchatel Battalion and the 9e léger. I have painted a "skirmisher screen" of Neuchatel Grenadiers for a change. I think I originally bought them because I once saw a plate of a French Léger battalion which had skirmishers in bearskins. I couldn't find it again!