It's taken some time to finish this unit but here it is this is the Portuguese Almieda Regiment first battalion showing the national colour (the second battalion would carry the regimental colour) . This is a 24 man unit (sold by Fighting 15's here in the UK) .
The sculpts are by Tony Barton and are of a very high standard I like the way he has shown them with mixed equipment because of this early time of the Peninsula war the Portuguese were using and wearing anything they can before the British supplies came in large numbers .
The figures are shown with a mixture of British and captured French packs plus blanket rolls . The figures have different foot wear as well . I have shown them wearing white summer trousers ( I decided to leave them clean in one type of uniform) .
On the whole they had black cross belts I chose to leave the French packs with white straps to show they had been picked up off the battle field . They wear the Portuguese Berentina shako with or without plume . The musicians uniform was hard to replicate because they had narrow stripes down the inside and outside of the arms which are not straight and have a design in them, so the best I could do was put a stripe down the arm .
I have shown the unit I a relaxed manner with some looking as if they are chatting and others looking on to something happening in the distance . The base is simple with just some tufts added they are to small on the infantry stands to clutter them with rocks and casualties .
On the table I am just completing some AB British for me some French command stands to sell and some Russians from the Chechnya war for me and some buildings for me . Its all go at Furphys Brush With History ! Thanks for stopping by .