Wednesday, 2 February 2022

40mm Spanish Regiment Hibernia Complete

I have been really looking forward to finishing this unit. My basing technique has changed ever so slightly for this collection but not much, I do think the slightly more orange base coat and the touch of sand adds something.

The regiment Hibernia recruited from second generation Irish but also troops direct from Ireland too, though I doubt there were many by this time. This is represenetative of any Spanish unit for me, I chose Hibernia just beacuse I love the colour contrast on the Blue and yellow.

Lots of pictures not so much narrative with this post, think I iwll let the pictures do most of the talking.

All the figures are Perry's with the enlisted men all coming from the 3 packs of 10 marching figures Perry's do. As discussed in previous posts there is a surprising ammount of variey within those packs, particularly the chap in fatigues, giving the overall unit a real campaigny look.
Three command figures so I have the option to split the force for partiuclar scenarios. Officer Seargent and Corporal. I feel like the Seargent is trying to stop his officer doing something particularly stupid in the above shot, "No boss the French are that way!"


A nice mix of headgear along with different coloured trousers adds to the overall untidyness of these guys.









I hope you like this unit as much as I do, pretty much came out as planned and I am looking
forward to getting them on table in the near future.

19 comments:

  1. This 40mm project really is coming along. As for the sergeant....that is a platoon sergeants main job...to stop a junior officer making a cock of things!

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  2. Those have come out marvellously!

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  3. Look great - can't wait to get them on the table! Nice buildings too.

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    1. Just need to get me finger out with the French Steve

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  4. Outstanding!! I don't think i could change scales....but looking at your work- I'm tempted.

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    1. Funny I ma now lookign at all the 28mm to be painted and thinking "Dont they look small"

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  5. A splendid unit completedđź‘Ť

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  6. Except for the hats, they look a lot like the 4th Polish Regiment in french Service. Wonder if they ever met up during the Peninsular War. Would make for an interesting scenario. Great looking troops.

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    1. Cheers Mitch, the Uniform cut is very similar, I was tempted to do the Poles using these figures with French covered Shako, probably too similar though.

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  7. For goodness sake Roger this is damn fine work! Not my period or scale but it's still brilliant. All the best Andy

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  8. I knew it will be a fantastic looking unit, and I wasn't wrong!

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