Friday, October 20, 2017

Spanish Infantry Regiment "Burgos", 1808

A long overdue post for the second Spanish Line Regiment I painted...


This is Regimiento de Infanteria Burgos, first raised in 1694.  These are 25/28mm Miniaturas Dos de Mayo figures. 


I used Craftsmart "Shamrock Green' for the (1805) facing color, which appears on the cuffs and lapels, and on the piping of the collars and turnbacks. The buttons are yellow metal for this regiment. 


In 1791 the regiment was wearing the same pattern of facings and buttons, except in Violet instead of Green. 


That was then superseded by the short lived, universal  Medium Blue coats and Black facings of 1802, as it was for all Line regiments, before the re-introduction of regimental distinctions with the 1805 regulations. 


I bow have my Adolfo Ramos flags in hand, but need to add them to the regiments already completed, such as this one. 


Burgos was the original, historic capitol of Castile. Indeed, the Spanish language itself is said to have originated nearby. El Cid, hero of the Reconquista, was born nearby and educated in the city. Pictured above is the monument to El Cid, located in Burgos (picture from Wikimedia commons). 

17 comments:

  1. Glad to see Spanish troops, they look very nice...as the statue!

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  2. Nice unit, you are getting a good start on your Spanish.

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    1. Thanks, Joe! There are quite a few more to go.

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  3. I like these Spanish infantry, Peter! Although I had not planned on fielding Spanish for my Peninsular War project, I now have a few battalions of my own on the way. You desire the credit for that.

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    1. Thanks, Jon. A Peninsular War collection with no Spanish? I am happy to have had a role in correcting such an oversight! :-)

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  4. Another great unit. This project really is starting to gain some momentum.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. I have a LONG way to go to catch up to your Spaniards!

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  5. nice paint job. I'm quite tempted to do some Spanish

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! I'm happy with how they came out. I have been painting Napoleonics since about 1969, and planning a Spanish army for about 3 years, but it is only now that it is getting off the ground.

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  6. Lovely looking Spanish troops, it's very tempting but I shall resist!
    Best Iain

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  7. Thanks, Iain! If not now, there's always 5 or 10 (or more) years from now! :-)

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