I awoke to find a metaphorical proud Hidalgo tapping on my shoulder. "Señor, parece que ha omitido el regimiento de mi hermosa ciudad." "Aye carumba, Don Recuerdo, eso es verdad!"
I actually painted this unit over a month ago, but had inadvertently mixed up the facing colors (black) with that of the Military Orders regiment (dark blue). I only recognized the mistake after I reviewed the photos. That required removing the respective standard bearers from their bases, repainting the facings in the correct colors to their flags, and re gluing them into the correct unit. At least black to dark blue and vice versa is a pretty easy paint conversion!
The fine Brigade Games figures are once again Paul Hicks sculpts. Note the abbreviated bearskin on the Sapper.
This unit looks like it means business!
A couple of pre swap pictures - note the trim on the slung blankets.
Made sense to have the black facings go with the black background of the Military Order shields... just incorrect!
Seville is an ancient city, dating back to the 89th Century BC. It was the only inland port of significance in Spain, and grew rich during the height of trade with Spain's vast possessions in the New World. Located in Adalucia, the city is a mix of cathedral and Moorish palaces, where Flamenco dancing lives on in clubs. Definitely a Spanish city on my list to visit one day... just not in the middle of the summer!
This brings the army to date to 12 units of infantry: 7 regiments of Line Infantry, 2 units of Militia, 2 units of light infantry, and one of Grenadiers. Planned additions are 3 more Line regiments (including one each Swiss and Irish), one more small Grenadier unit, 2 units of Dragoons, 2 units of Line Cavalry, 1 unit of Garochista Lancers, eventually a unit of Hussars and/or Cazadores a Caballo, 4 artillery batteries, and a contingent of Guerrillas, plus some commanders,